2021 Huerta / Chávez Celebration

“Every minute...a chance to change the world.”

“Cada minuto...una oportunidad para cambiar el mundo.”

~ Dolores Huerta ~

the Huerta / Chávez celebration in Springfield

For nearly twenty years, the Springfield and greater Lane County community have gathered to Celebrate and remember Dolores Huerta and Cesar Chavez, two human rights leaders. Springfield Alliance for Equality and Respect (SAfER) and Springfield Public Schools have co-sponsored this special event.

We honor these role models who worked non-violently to uphold the dignity of farmworkers and gave us the inspiring words “¡Si,Se Puede!” “Yes, we can !”

The Celebration has been fully-bilingual and student-led, featuring music, dance and art, created by students from all levels of Springfield schools. Delicious food and a warm community atmosphere have been a consistent part of this much anticipated annual event.

This year we are moving the Celebration on-line and hope to continue the excitement of the previous years in this new format.


Students! Submit your Art/Photo/Video submission by April 16th and receive a free book!

Estudiantes! Envíe su presentación de Arte/Foto/Video antes del 16 de abril ¡y reciba un libr gratis!

Receta de tortillas / Tortilla recipe

How to Make Tortillas.mp4

Art Submission Video / Video de envío de arte

2021 CC Art Submissions(1).mp4

Cuentos con // Read Aloud with Emilio Hernandez & Naomi Raven, SPS School Board

Side by Side Reading.mp4

Cuentos con // Read Aloud with Catalina Angeles "Gathering the Sun"

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SHS Mariachi Del Sol - La Bamba.mp4

Congratulations to our second Activity Corner Winner:

Felicidades a nuestro ganador de la rifa:

Jeramiah P. !

Congratulations also to the winner of the ARC of Lane County gift basket!

Felicidades también a la ganadora de la canasta de regalo del ARC de Lane County!

Orlando D.!

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This website will be updated daily starting March 31st- April 8th, to include:

  • interview with Dolores Huerta

  • performances by the Springfield High School Mariachi Del Sol

  • videos of students going on a virtual march

  • a gallery of the student artistic submissions

  • cooking demonstrations

  • raffle drawings and more!

Esta página de internet se actualizará diariamente a partir del 31 de marzo, hasta 8 de abril e incluirá:

  • una entrevista con Dolores Huerta

  • presentaciones del Mariachi Del Sol de Springfield High School

  • videos de estudiantes en una marcha virtual

  • una galería de presentaciones artísticas de los estudiantes

  • demostraciones de cocina

  • sorteos y más!

Dolores Huerta illustrated by Barbara Carrasco

Resources for Learning

Take-Home Activities Packets

Paquetes de actividades para llevar a casa

Available now while supplies last at:

Springfield Public Library curb-side pick up 1:00-3:00 pm

and ARC of Lane County-4181 E St.- Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3-6:00 pm, Saturdays 9:00-1:00

Packets include seeds and gardening information, art supplies,

Rocks of Hope" stones” and educational activities about Dolores Huerta and Cesar Chavez.

Disponible ahora hasta agotar en:

La Biblioteca Pública de Springfield: Recogida en el estacionamiento de 1 - 3pm de lunes a sábado

Arc of Lane County: 4181 E St.- martes y jueves 3 - 6 pm, sábado 9am-1pm

incluyen semillas e información sobre jardinería, materiales de arte, "rocas de esperanza,"

e actividades educativas sobre Dolores Huerta y Cesar Chavez.