The Cesar E. Chavez Social Justice Award is name in honor of the late Cesar E. Chavez. Cesar was an American farmworker, labor leader, and civil rights activist. He is the icon for organized labor symbolizing support for workers and for Hispanic empowerment. He fought hard for the improvement of treatment, pay, and working condition for farm workers. He employed nonviolent means to bring national attention to their plight and to their fight. He sought recognition of the importance and dignity of all farm workers. The award is presented to an individual or organization who has demonstrated his leadership qualities in support of the Hispanic community of Southwest Michigan.

Southwest Michigan Cesar E. Chavez Committee
809 N. Fletcher
Kalamazoo, Michigan 49006