Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

March, Celebration To Honor Chavez.(Metropolitan)


Farmworker leader and union organizer Cesar Chavez will be honored Saturday with a march along city streets to a celebration at the National Hispanic Cultural Center in Albuquerque.

Every year since Chavez's death in 1993, the Recuerda a Cesar Chavez Committee has sponsored the event, which honors the man who founded what would become the United Farm Workers of America. Chavez was born on March 31, 1927.

A couple hundred people attend the event every year, said Lucille Cordova, an events coordinator and member of the committee. But interest may be higher this year with legislation having made its way through the recent session that would declare Chavez's birthday a state holiday. …

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