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Fresno March Honors the Life of Cesar Chavez
by Mike Rhodes ( MikeRhodes [at] Comcast.net )
Saturday Mar 31st, 2007 6:18 PM
The Committee Cesar E. Chavez CO-CE-CHA held the 14th Annual Cesar Chavez Celebration today (Saturday, March 31, 2007. Y TODAVIA SE PUEDE / YES, WE STILL CAN …...…. continue the fight for justice for all people. This year, the theme of the march was to stop all anti-immigrant raids. Organizers and participants at the march said the inhumane raids are causing fear; nightmares in many children who will be separated from their parents who face the risk of being deported daily. Demonstrators demanded that the inhumane raids stop NOW.
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§Marching for Justice
by Mike Rhodes Saturday Mar 31st, 2007 6:18 PM
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Si Se Puede, Yes we can. All photos by Mike Rhodes
§Parlier High
by Mike Rhodes Saturday Mar 31st, 2007 6:18 PM
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Students from High Schools around Fresno joined the march. This banner is held by M.E.Ch. A. Students from Parlier.
§Fresno Center for Nonviolence
by Mike Rhodes Saturday Mar 31st, 2007 6:18 PM
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The Fresno Center for Nonviolence had a banner in the march.
§Aztec Dancers Lead the March
by Mike Rhodes Saturday Mar 31st, 2007 6:18 PM
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The march started after Aztec dancers performed a ceremony. They then led the march through Southeast Fresno.
§Ben Benavidez at the March
by Mike Rhodes Saturday Mar 31st, 2007 6:18 PM
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Ben Benavidez, on the scooter, has been a key organizer of the Cesar Chavez day marches in Fresno over the past 14 years.
§Viva La Causa
by Mike Rhodes Saturday Mar 31st, 2007 6:18 PM
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There were a lot of youth on the march.
§Young Marcher
by Mike Rhodes Saturday Mar 31st, 2007 6:18 PM

§Chavez Day Video
by Mike Rhodes Saturday Mar 31st, 2007 6:18 PM

1:27 minute video of the march