For Immediate Release
Chairman, Jaime P. Martinez at 210-842-9339
Communications, Irene Chavez at 210-722-9120
Calendar of Events for March 2008
Unless indicated, all events are free and open to the public.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS DATE HAS CHANGED:
City Council Proclamation by Mayor Hardberger
Thursday, March 20 at 5 p.m.
City of San Antonio - City Hall
Grand Marshall, Federico Chavez will be joined by community leaders and members of the Cesar E. Chavez March for Justice Committee as he accepts a special proclamation on behalf of the City of San Antonio.
Labor Tribute to the Legacy of Cesar E. Chavez
Saturday, March 22 at 2 p.m.
Samuel Gompers Memorial Statue (near Riverwalk across from Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center)
The Samuel Gompers Memorial, the first labor monument in San Antonio, was erected in 1980 during a special ceremony in which Cesar E. Chavez, Lane Kirkland, National President of the AFL-CIO, Henry Cisneros, Jaime Martinez and others were present. Labor leaders and community activists will gather for a wreath laying ceremony to honor Gompers and Chavez. Lead Organization: Labor Council for Latin American Advancement AFL-CIO
Mass for Farm Workers
Sunday, March 23 at 7 a.m.
San Fernando Cathedral at 115 W Main Plaza
Catholic mass celebrating the life and legacy of Cesar E. Chavez.
For the Love of Cesar – East Side Hospitality Event
Monday, March 24 at 7 p.m.
Greater Faith Institutional Church at 3514 Martin Luther King Drive
Community event fostering relations of all local leaders to engage in activism and partnership in the spirit of Cesar E. Chavez.
Cesar Chavez Interfaith Ecumenical Service
Tuesday, March 25 at 6 p.m.
Our Lady of Guadalupe at 1321 El Paso Street
Multi-faith celebration through prayer and song in partnership with local spiritual leaders. Service will include a performance from musical group Golden Voices from New Creation Christian Fellowship. All faiths are welcomed.
Student Art Presentation and Reception
Wednesday, March 26 at 6 p.m.
Institute of Texan Cultures at 801 S. Bowie St.
Local students will display artwork submitted for the annual Cesar E. Chavez Art Contest. Winners in several categories will be announced.
Remembering Cesar E. Chavez Film Presentation
Thursday, March 27 at 6 p.m.
Guadalupe Cultural Arts Theatre at 1300 Guadalupe Street
Film presentation on the life and legacy of Cesar E. Chavez will be followed by a group panel discussion by Federico Chavez, Grand Marshal, nephew of Cesar E. Chavez and son of Richard Chavez, brother of Cesar E. Chavez who designed the distinctive UFW Flag in 1962, Esther Lopez, who lived with the Chavez family in San Jose, California during the beginning of "La Causa", Petra Mata of Fuerza Unida, District 5 City Councilwoman, Lourdes Galvan, Cesar E. Chavez Board Member and Former City Councilwoman Patti Radle, National LULAC President Rosa Rosales and Master of Ceremonies, Jaime P. Martinez, Chairman of the Foundation. Reception to follow.
Cesar E. Chavez Legacy and Educational Scholarship Recipients
Friday, March 28 at 6:30 p.m.
La Villita Assembly Hall at 401 Villita
For tickets ($50 per person; Table of 10 at $500) please contact Jaime Martinez at 210-842-9339. Musical entertainment by Roger Velasquez.
• Master of Ceremonies, Maclovio Perez, WOAI News 4 Weatherman
• Welcome by Jaime P. Martinez, Chairman of the Cesar E. Chavez march for Justice
• Scholarship Presentation by CCEF Board Member Patti Radle, and District 5 City Councilwoman, Lourdes Galvan
• Keynote speaker is Federico Chavez, nephew of Cesar E. Chavez and California Administrative Law Judge
• Special Guest Speaker Rosa Rosales, National LULAC President
• Invocation by Bishop Rosita Wilson from Greater Faith Institutional Church
12th Annual Cesar E. Chavez March for Justice
Saturday, March 29 at 1 p.m.
March begins after assembly and brief program at Avenida Guadalupe at 1321 El Paso. Community program begins at 11 a.m. This event is co-sponsored by the City of San Antonio and features:
• Grand Marshall, Federico Chavez, nephew of Cesar E. Chavez
• Community Health Fair with information tables at Avenida Guadalupe