Thursday, March 25, 2010
Life and Work of César Chávez to be Celebrated on March 26 - 27 in Albuquerque
From the Recuerda a César Chávez Committee:
The Recuerda a César Chávez Committee (RCCC) is marking César Chávez Day with a series of community events in Albuquerque March 26 – 27, 2010.
The all-volunteer RCCC is planning these events to mark the anniversary of the birth of a unique and humble leader who influenced and inspired millions of Americans to seek social justice and civil rights for the poor and disenfranchised in our society. A true American hero, César was a civil rights, Latino, farm worker, and labor leader; a religious and spiritual figure; a community servant and social entrepreneur; a crusader for nonviolent social change; and an environmentalist and consumer advocate.
Liz Chávez Villarino, daughter of César Chávez, will be the honored guest and keynote speaker during the festival on March 27. The Day of Service and Learning is being held in conjunction with the We Serve/New Mexico Centennial commemoration of one hundred years of statehood. Learn more at www.cesarchaveznm.org.
See below for information on the March, Festival and Day of Service & Learning:
WHEN: March 26, 9 AM – 1:30 PM, Free
WHAT: 1st Annual César Chávez Day of Service and Learning
WHERE: La Plazita Gardens at Bernalillo County Open Space (Arenal SW & Lopez SW)
ACTIVITIES: 200 kids planting seeds, learning outdoors
WHEN: March 27, 11 AM – 4 PM, Free
WHAT: 17th Annual César Chávez Day March & Festival
WHERE: Westside Community Center (1250 Isleta Blvd. SW) to National Hispanic Cultural Center (1701 4th St. SW)
ACTIVITIES: Marching, Liz Chávez Villarino (César Chávez’ daughter), booths, cultural performances, music by Quetzal and Cultura Fuerte
WHEN: March 27, 8 PM – 10 PM, $10 admission
WHAT: “The Stories of César Chávez” by Fred Blanco
WHERE: National Hispanic Cultural Center (1701 4th St. SW)
Co-sponsored by: Recuerda a César Chávez Committee, City of Albuquerque, County of Bernalillo, National Hispanic Cultural Center, McCune Charitable Foundation, NM Commission for Community Volunteerism, Center of Southwest Culture, We Serve/New Mexico, and NM Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO.