26th Annual Cesar E. Chavez Memorial Breakfast


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Latino Network's 26th Annual Cesar E. Chavez Memorial Breakfast will be held on Friday, April 4th, 2025 at the Riverside Marriott Hotel- 7:30AM-9:00AM. Latino Network invites you to join us in celebrating the life and legacy of Cesar E. Chavez, an American hero, civil rights leader, farm labor leader, community organizer, social entrepreneur, and a champion of nonviolent social change.  

Stay connected via IG, Facebook and our website to learn details about ticket sales, guest speaker and other pertinent information. The breakfast is always sold out so you need to purchase your tickets soon after the announcements go out. On behalf of the Latino Network Board of Directors, we would like to thank you for your continuing support. Thanks to these donations, Latino Network has been able to fund several youth leadership programs in our community and provide scholarships to high school and college students.

The Annual Cesar E. Chavez Memorial Breakfast has been a great source of pride for Latino Network. Last year Lalo Alcaraz, Cartoonist, writer, producer and  cultural consultant was the keynote speaker. Riverside is an agricultural community with historic ties to Cesar E. Chavez. Latino Network believes in honoring his work and plight annually with the breakfast and other community activities in hopes of carrying on his legacy.

Previous guest speakers include:

Paul Chavez, Past President of Cesar Chavez Foundation and son of Cesar Chavez

Arturo Rodriguez – Past President, UFW

Teresa Romero, President, UFW

Julia Chavez, Political Rights Activist and granddaughter of Cesar Chavez

Andres Chavez, Executive Director, National Chavez Center, Grandson of Cesar Chavez

Ignacio Gomez – Artist/sculptor, renowned for his zoot suit poster, work with Cesar Chavez and the Kennedy's. Sculptor of the Chavez Memorial in Riverside and others in Southern California.

Dr. Carlos Cortes – Internationally known scholar of race and ethnicity. Distinguished emeriti of the University of California, Riverside. Dr. Cortes is an independent lecturer, writer, performer, consultant, and workshop presenter. An outstanding history professor at UCR, Dr. Cortes' career included seven years as the Chair of the Chicano Studies Program. 

Dr. Ray Buriel – Professor, Claremont Colleges (rest in peace)

Miriam Powell – Author, journalist, agriculture researcher. Author of “The Crusades of Cesar Chavez"

Cesar Luis Chavez – Grandson of Cesar Chavez