San Antonio's 14th annual César Chávez March for Justice: 'Sí se puede!'

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Chants of "Sí se puede!" could be heard through the streets of downtown San Antonio for the 14th annual César Chávez March for Justice.

San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro, along with Jaime Martinez, Chairman of the César Chávez Foundation, led the marchers from Plaza Avenida Guadalupe on the West Side to the Alamo on March 27.

Thousands of participants, including political figures, charities, advocacy groups, students and families all gathered to celebrate Chávez's life, work and legacy as a Mexican-American farm worker who dedicated his life to bettering the lives of his peers.

Chávez and Dolores Huerta cofounded the National Farm Workers Association (NFWA), later called United Farm Workers (UFW). His life-long activism forever changed and improved the working conditions of farm workers across the country.

A special attendee to the march, Arun Gandhi, grandson of Mahatma Gandhi, was in town for "A Night in India: Gala for Gandhi's Kids," a fundraiser for the Sunanda Ghandi Memorial Home and School in India, at Our Lady of the Lake University.

View the Flickr slideshow of march photos here.