The Recuerda a César Chávez Committee presents the annual César E. Chávez “Sí Se Puede” Award and Dolores Huerta “Sí Se Puede” Award to two individuals who have exemplified the ideals of César E. Chávez and Dolores Huerta by making meaningful contributions to our communities through leadership, service, and education.

We encourage you to nominate a community member for the Sí Se Puede Awards. For full details, please review the submission guidelines.

Nomination Process: Your nomination must include a short essay/bio illustrating the nominee’s qualifications within the below criteria. Please include your name and contact information, in addition to the contact information of your nominee.

Nomination Criteria: The recipient of the award should exemplify the following characteristics:

  • Demonstrate dedication to the legacy of César Chávez and Dolores Huerta: Exemplify nonviolent philosophy in the struggle against injustice and the fight for peace and dignity in his or her community. Have a demonstrated willingness to sacrifice for the good of others.
  • Demonstrate leadership in his or her community: Have a history of organizing that engages and empowers the community by motivating and mobilizing others toward an understanding of, and quest for, human rights and social justice for all people.
  • Demonstrate a sustained commitment to service in their community: Advocate for social, economic and environmental justice through volunteer activism/organizing with the underprivileged, marginalized and underrepresented.

E-mail nominations to: All nominations must be received no later than February 29, 2020.

Awards will be presented at the 27th Annual César Chávez Day Festival on Saturday, March 28, 2020 at the National Hispanic Cultural Center in Albuquerque, NM.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]

Past Award Winners:

14th Annual – 2019

Sylvia Ledesma

Ivan Olay

13th Annual – 2018

Michael Casaus

Dr. Dely Alcantara

Student Winner: Melina Juarez

12th Annual - 2017

Enrique Cardiel

Rosa Cervantes

11th Annual – 2016

Carlos Marentes

Alicia Marentes

10th Annual – 2015

Richard Moore

Sally-Alice Thompson

9th Annual – 2014

Arturo Sandoval

Sophia Martinez

8th Annual – 2013

Mike Swisher

Alma Rosa Silva Bañuelos

7th Annual – 2012

Delbert Carrillo

Eleanor Chavez

6th Annual – 2011

Bennie Medina

Maclovia Sanchez de Zamor

5th Annual – 2010

L. Pablo Trujillo

Kelley Burns

4th Annual – 2009

Chuy Martinez

Rachel LaZar

3rd Annual – 2008

Cheo Torres

Josie Marrujo

 2nd Annual – 2007

Emil Shaw

Lucille Cordova

 1st Annual – 2006

Eduardo Hernandez-Chavez

Ysaura Bernal