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Central Valley Events in Honor of Cesar Chavez
by Mike Rhodes (MikeRhodes [at]
Friday Mar 19th, 2004 2:48 PM
Listing of events honoring the life of labor leader Cesar Chavez

Friday, March 26
9 AM
1,200 students will learn about the life of Cesar Chavez at the Cesar E Chavez Adult Education Center in Fresno. 30 workshops will be held by presenters who had direct contact with Chavez, Farmworkers, or the United Farm Workers. The school is located at 2500 Stanislaus Street in Fresno.

Friday March 26
5 PM
Cesar Chavez celebration - The COCECHA committee will sponsor a vigil at the Peace Garden at CSU Fresno Beginning with la Danza Azteca who will commence with the blessing. speaker and open microphone. Pan dulce y café.

Saturday March 27
9 AM
Cesar Chavez annual march in Fresno - Gathering for the Aztec Blessing, and march will be at the Sal Gonzalez Center located 1431 "G" Street in Fresno (north of Fresno Street, between Toulumne and Stanislaus overpasses parking is located directly across the center.

march will go south on G street
west of Fresno Street
north on E street
east on Toulumne to the Star Palace corner of Fulton and Toulumne

Teatro TORTILLA, Angelito Noriega, Mujeres VALIENTES, free lunch will be provided to the music of a trio....following the program. This years theme is Continuing Cesar's Work: Youth Rise Up! All the keynote speakers are Chicano Student Leaders from high schools throughout the valley. For more information call Raphy Avitia 977-4247 or Leonel 498-6033

Saturday, March 27
10 AM
Sacramento's 4th Annual Cesar Chavez march - from St. Rosa’’s Catholic Church 5961 Franklin Blvd., north to Broadway, west to 10th, north to Cesar Chavez Park on J Street.; Noon, program. Info: (916) 712-4251.

Sunday, March 28
1:30 - 4 PM
Madera Coalition for Community Justice will be holding its 10th annual Cesar Chavez Day Celebration at Martin Luther King Middle School (601 Lilly St., Madera). There will be music, speakers, student presentations and skits, Baile Folklorico, information booth and more. The event is free and information can be obtained by calling MCCJ at 661-1879.

Monday, March 29
10:00 Panel Presentation
11:30 Folk Dancers
12:00 A Tribute to Cesar E. Chavez
Events honoring the life of Cesar Chavez will take place at CSU Fresno. There will be a panel discussion on Mexican and Latino immigration in the Central Valley at CSU Fresno room UC 200 (above Round Table Pizza).

Tuesday, March 30
10 AM
Garlanding ceremony in the Foyer of the of the Chavez Adult Education Center, located at 2500 Stanislaus Street in Fresno.

Wednesday, March 31
6:30 PM
The legacy of Cesar Chavez - a panel discussion. Special guests include: Gary Soto, Jesie De La Cruz, Sudarshan Kapoor, Alegria De La Cruz, and George Ballis. This event will take place at the Fresno County Library in downtown Fresno - main floor. For more information call Ralphy Avita at (559) 977-4247 or Leonel at (559) 498-6033.

Sponsored by The City of Fresno Human Relations Commission, Fresno State M.E.Ch.A., Comite No Nos Vamos, El Concilio De Fresno, Sal Gonzalez Center, San Joaquin Valley Coalition for Immigrant Rights, and the Fresno County Library.

Sunday, April 4
10 AM
March for legalization and drivers licenses! March in memory of Cesar Chavez and in support of farm workers organizing at Gallo. The march will be held in Santa Rosa starting at 665 Sebastopol Rd. For more information call (707) 528-3039.

Sunday, April 4
11 AM
March in honor of Cesar Chavez in Delano. Join United Farm Worker president Arturo Rodriguez in a march for legalization, education, and justice. The march starts at the Cesar Chavez High School in Delano and concludes at the Cesar Chavez Park (also in Delano). For more information go to:
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