Richard Chavez, 1929-2011

It’s been a difficult week for us at Arango. We were saddened to hear of the passing of Richard Chavez. Cesar Chavez’s younger brother who helped found the UFW and spent his life in the service of others passed away on Wednesday following complications from a surgery.

Richard is the one who designed the now iconic UFW black eagle logo in 1962.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Chavez family and all their loved ones.

 

Villa La Paz Grand Opening

Alfonso and I attended the ribbon cutting ceremony for the Villa La Paz at the National Chavez Center. While we were there we met many great people that have been instrumental in the farm works struggle. A few of them were Arturo Rodriguez & Dolores Huerta.

Villa La Paz Brochure

The Villa La Paz at the Cesar Chavez Foundation will be opening soon. It was originally built in the 30’s. It will be a conference and retreat center complete with board room and coffee bar. I had a chance to tour the center and it looks gorgeous set amongst 187 acres in the Tehachapi Mountains. We redid their brochure design in anticipation of this. Here is the final design.

 

Cesar Chavez Day of Service

Our good friend Julie Chavez Rodriguez from the Cesar Chavez Foundation brought us a great opportunity to work on the Chavez Day of Service posters and bookmarks. Here are the final designs.