Several individuals honored at Cesar Chavez Legacy Breakfast

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A record 600 people attended the eighth annual Cesar Chavez Legacy Breakfast on Thursday morning.

And it appeared no one went home disappointed.

Thursday’s event at the Bakersfield Marriott at the Convention Center was hosted by the Farm Worker Institute of Education and Leadership Development, or FIELD. The nonprofit founded by Chavez in 1978 uses education and training to help individuals and families overcome educational and societal barriers by equipping them to participate productively in the California economy.

Nora Dominguez, director of FIELD, opened the event with a stirring tribute to Chavez and countless others who, she said, laid down a path for those who came after them.