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César Chávez Celebration
Date Tuesday March 27
Time 3:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Location Details
Tuesday Berkeley Farmers' Market, Derby St. at MLK, Jr. Way, Berkeley
Event Type Other
Organizer/AuthorJahan Khalighi
Celebrating the legacy of César Chávez is not about nostalgia. The issues he devoted his life to are still very much with us. In California and the rest of the United States, no one works harder and is paid more poorly than farmworkers. It remains important to commemorate the life and work of César Chávez and highlight the continuing struggles he supported.

Join us for a free day of arts performances, speakers, live music, and activism at the Berkeley Farmers' Market.

Performers and Presenters: (In order of appearance)

Rafael Jesús González - Poet, Artist & Professor Emeritus

Joy Moore - Edible Educator, KPFA producer, founder of the Ecology Center's Farm Fresh Choice program.

Cuauhtli Mitotiani Mexica - Aztec Dance youth troupe, directed by Adriana Betti

Quenepas - Puerto Rican Bomba and Plena music and dance youth ensemble. Bomba originated in sugar plantations of Puerto Rico over 300 years ago.

YeYe - Latin American Afro-fusion band led by vocalist Johanna "YeYe" Suarez weaving traditional dance and music with original poetry. http://yeyesuarez.blogspot.com

Earth Amplified - 'Green Hip Hop' and Conscious 'Roots-Rap-Reggae.' http://www.earthamplified.com

La Peña Community Chorus - Sings songs of peace, justice, and hope with an original focus on solidarity with the resistance against the dictatorship in Chile.

Information booths:

Farm Fresh Choice (Youth Leadership, Food Equity)

Planting Justice - an Oakland based non-profit dedicated to food justice, economic justice, and sustainable local food systems.

SNAG - Provides Native youth the opportunity to achieve balance and harmony, address historical and modern grievances, and explore and develop leadership and community skills through arts and cultural expression.

BAHIA (Bay Area Hispano Institute for Advancement)

Label GMO's: Right to Know - Campaign to to label genetically engineered foods. http://www.labelgmos.org

Food First/The Institute for Food and Development Policy - http://www.foodfirst.org

In collaboration with the Berkeley
César Chávez Commemoration Committee

Time: 3:30pm - 7pm.
Cost: FREE
Info: 510-548-3333, http://www.ecologycenter.org/chavez
Wheelchair accessible.
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