Cheetah Visits Cesar Chavez Elementary

EUGENE, Ore. — Cheetah pride has a whole new meaning at Cesar Chavez Elementary School. The school’s mascot came to life during an assembly Thursday morning. Two-year-old Khayam is an ambassador cheetah at the Wildlife Safari in Winston. Caretakers take the 96-pound cheetah on tour with them as part of their education program, and it’s … Continue reading »

Students Unveil Human Rights Mural

JUNCTION CITY, Ore. — A ceremony will take place Tuesday night at Junction City High School to unveil a new display of human rights history in its hallways. The group that organizes events on Cesar Chavez Day at the high school came up with the idea and teamed up with a local muralist and the … Continue reading »

Civil Rights Leader Visits School

EUGENE, Ore. — A leader in the civil rights movement paid a visit to Kelly Middle School Thursday. Dolores Huerta met with members of Ganas, an after-school group for Latino students. Huerta is known as an activist for farm workers’ rights, and she also co-founded the National Farmworkers’ Association with Cesar Chavez, which later became … Continue reading »