Arturo S. Rodríguez recalled what his parish priest at St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church told him after joining the first farm workers’ melon strike in Rio Grande City and getting arrested back in 1966.
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Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Sep 4 2018 - 12:29pm
Written by Edmond Ortiz on Mar 23 2017 - 2:34am
The César E. Chávez Legacy and Educational Foundation (CECLEF) will present its 21st Anniversary César E. Chávez March for Justice on Saturday, March 25.
Written by Edmond Ortiz on Sep 5 2016 - 7:57pm
"Viva Cesar Chavez!" "Viva Dolores Huerta!" "The people united will never be divided!" Those were just some of the chants that could be heard in downtown San Antonio on Labor Day morning, Sept. 5, 2016. Hundreds of union members, labor activists and local leaders took to the streets to celebrate a defining moment in the labor movement from 50 years ago.
Written by Edmond Ortiz on Aug 25 2016 - 2:54pm
In 1966, a group of produce farm laborers took their quest for economic and social justice from the Rio Grande Valley to the steps of the Texas statehouse in Austin. On Sept. 5, 2016, San Antonio will join other communities in honoring the 50th anniversary of farm workers' nearly 500-mile march to the state capitol.
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Aug 9 2016 - 9:53pm
In an event called “Take Back Our City,” people from across San Antonio gathered at the Esperanza Peace and Justice Center to look at the past to inform today’s conversation about gentrification and displacement. An 11,000-year timeline papered the walls of the meeting room, going back from today to a time when indigenous groups were still migrating to the Americas.
Written by Guest (not verified) on Mar 12 2012 - 12:07pm
Information from a CIty of San Antonio press release: Thousands of youth will pay homage to civil rights leader Cesar E. Chavez during the 16th annual Cesar E. Chavez March for Justice. Scheduled for Saturday, March 31, the community program begins at 8 a.m. at the corner of Guadalupe and S. Brazos streets and will feature music and speakers. The march to the Alamo begins at 10 a.m. Organizers are particularly excited to have a large participation of students involved in this year’s march and events commemorating the American hero.
Written by Claudia Sanchez on Apr 11 2011 - 1:46pm
Every year on the last Saturday of March, thousands of people in San Antonio gather to celebrate the life and legacy of Cesar Estrada Chavez. This year’s march had special meaning for me, not only because it was the 15th year of the march and because it was my 11th year as one of the organizers. It was because I got to march along one of my role models.
Written by Susana on Mar 26 2011 - 4:42pm
Led by Dolores Huerta, co-founder of the United Farm Workers of America, more than a thousand San Antonians chanting “Si se puede" (Yes we can) and calling for social justice in issues from immigration to education participated in the city's 15th annual Cesar E. Chavez March for Justice.