"Obama to Designate César E. Chávez National Monument"

"On October 8, as Americans celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, President Barack Obama will travel to California to establish the César E. Chávez National Monument in honor of the late labor and human rights leader."

"This monument is the 398th site included in the U.S. National Park System, and the first to recognize the work of a contemporary Latino American.

'César Chávez gave a voice to poor and disenfranchised workers everywhere,' said President Obama. 'La Paz was at the center of some of the most significant civil rights moments in our nation’s history, and by designating it a national monument, Chávez’ legacy will be preserved and shared to inspire generations to come.'

This monument is the 398th site included in the U.S. National Park System, and the first to recognize the work of a contemporary Latino American."

Environment News Service had the story October 1, 2012.
 

Source: ENS, 10/03/2012