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Celebrate Cesar Chavez Day in Albuquerque!

Celebrate Cesar Chavez Day in Albuquerque!

Published: March 14, 2014

Cesar Chavez Day celebration

Photo: Recuerda a Cesar Chavez Comite / CesarChavezflyer

Join the American Friends Service Committee, New Mexico program, in Albuquerque on Sat. March 29th to celebrate the life of Cesar Chavez! Marcha begins at 10:30am at the National Hispanic Cultural Center, followed by a fiesta from 12-3pm on the plaza with live music, awards, children activities, and dancing. The event is free and family friendly. Keynote speaker is Baldemar Velasquez, founder and president of FLOC (Farm Labor Organizing Committee). More info at:

AFSC nominated Cesar Chavez for the Nobel Peace Prize three times: 1971, 1974, and 1975. AFSC NM co-director, Sayrah Namaste, is the co-chair of the Recuerda a Cesar Chavez, which plans this annual celebration in Albuquerque in which thousands of people attend. The theme of the event is "Luchando, Educando, Celebrando"