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Annual Recuerda César Chávez Day March & Fiesta

on March 11, 2019 - 4:53pm

NHCC News:

ALBUQUERQUE - Civil rights and labor leader César Chávez was born March 31, 1927 in Yuma, Ariz. Every year since his untimely death (1993), the Recuerda a César Chávez Committee has commemorated the birth of this humble civil rights leader by marching in his honor and celebrating his life with music, dancing, poetry and fun, culturally enriched activities for children.

This event is designed to educate the entire family about César Chávez and the farm worker movement. The Recuerda a César Chávez Committee is made up of organizations and individual volunteers who want to see the César Chávez legacy of peaceful activism continue for generations to come.

March for Justice: 10:30 a.m. to noon
The March for Justice (or "la marcha" de justicia) will step off at 10:40 a.m. from the north parking lot of NHCC moving down 4th Street in Albuquerque. Come march alongside Dolores Huerta as the Aztec dancers lead the way. Marchers will complete the 2 mile loop by around noon ... returning south from 8th Street where we join the Fiesta at the beautiful Plaza Mayor of the National Hispanic Cultural Center.

Fiesta: noon - 3:30 p.m.

César Chávez believed community connections were best strengthened through personal relationships. That meant sharing a meal, having fun and including the whole family. So it is the mission every year to celebrate the life and legacy of this beloved civil rights leader with a fiesta combining food, music, dancing, information tables and activities for children at the Kid’s Corner. New Mexico native and co-founder of the United Farm Workers Union, Dolores Huerta, will once again honor the event as Keynote Speaker, along with special guests Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham and U.S. Rep. Deb Haaland, among others.

All 26th Annual César Chávez Day events are free, family-friendly and open to the public.