Friday, March 25, 2011

Cesar Chavez Holiday Coalition to Celebrate the 11th Annual Cesar Chavez March & Rally Saturday, March 26

The Arizona Cesar E. Chavez Holiday Coalition invites members of the public and media to join in the 11th Annual Cesar Chavez March and Rally on Saturday, March 26, 2011. The march will begin at 9:00 a.m. at Pueblo High School, 3500 S. 12th Ave, march East on 44th St., South on 6th Ave., and end at Rudy Garcia Park (5001 S. Nogales Hwy). The rally will continue from 10:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and feature music, food, informational tabling by community organizations, and speakers.

Students from Tucson Unified School District, Sunnyside Unified School District, and Luz Academy has been working to coordinate this year’s event and program, which will celebrate the life and work of Cesar Chavez as well as the Ethnic Studies program within T.U.S.D. which is currently under threat of elimination by H.B. 2281.

“Now more than ever it’s important for us to celebrate this holiday and everything that Cesar Chavez stood for,” says Rocio Ruiz, a 17 year old junior at Cholla High School. “These classes have taught me the importance of honoring our history and coming together as a community. That’s what we want to do on Saturday.”

Please join the students, coalition members, and community organizations to celebrate the non-violent legacy of Cesar Chavez and the lasting impression he has left on the Latino community, the labor movement, and Southern Arizona as a whole.