Austin’s César Chávez March to feature son of labor leader

Austin residents gather near an altar  created at the Cesar Chavez Memorial Sculpture at the Terrazas Library. Community  members gathered to celebrate the life and legacy of Cesar Chavez with a march down E. Cesar Chavez St. past Congress Avenue to Austin City Hall Plaza for a solidarity rally. Saturday, March 29, 2014. Valentino Mauricio/For American-Statesman
Austin residents gather near an altar created at the Cesar Chavez Memorial Sculpture at the Terrazas Library. Community members gathered to celebrate the life and legacy of Cesar Chavez with a march down E. Cesar Chavez St. past Congress Avenue to Austin City Hall Plaza for a solidarity rally. Saturday, March 29, 2014.
Valentino Mauricio/For American-Statesman

Paul Chávez, the son of the late labor leader Cesar Chávez, will be this year’s guest speaker at PODER’s 14th annual “Sí Se Puede” March this Saturday, March 28. Attendees will assemble at Terrazas Library (1105 E. Cesar Chavez St.) at 10 a.m. and march to City Hall Plaza, where there will be music, speakers and entertainment.

As we become more aware of where our food comes from and how it’s grown, let’s not forget the hundreds of thousands of migrant farm workers who call Texas home and help nourish you and your family by laboring in the fields and canneries across the United States.

Every meal has a story, and when labor leader and civil rights activist César Chávez advocated for migrant farmworker rights, he was also trying to ensure that all Americans have a safe food supply.

 

Author: Nancy Flores

Nancy Flores is a features writer who covers general assignments including Latino culture for the Austin American-Statesman and Austin360.

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