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Cesar Chavez Day

Sat, 08 Apr 2017 12:57:00
Article by:
Sam Felsing
The 2017 commemoration of the legacy of Cesar Chavez will be held in San Francisco with a parade and festival on April 29. Illustration via Google.
There are 2-3 million farm workers in the United States, and California has one the largest populations in the country. While these farm workers still face many challenges, such as low wages, back-breaking labor, and health issues related to pesticide exposure, the situation used to be worse. During his 66 years on this planet, Cesar Chavez helped secure collective bargaining agreements, rest periods, hand-washing facilities, and other basic human dignities for the laborers. That is why he is celebrated as a legendary civil rights and labor leader, and why he is honored with a parade and festival each year in San Francisco.
    
Chavez would have turned 90 on March 31. On that day, members of the community gathered for a breakfast to celebrate his life and honor those keeping his spirit alive.
    
The annual Cesar Chavez Holiday Parade & Festival will be held on April 29. The parade will start at 11 a.m. at the corner of 19th and Guerrero Streets, while the street fair for the event will start at the same time at Treat and Bryant Streets. The street fair will run till 6 p.m. Learn more at www.cesarchavezday.org.

 
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