Thursday, March 24, 2011

Sen. Steve Gallardo to celebrate César E. Chávez Day with student groups

STATE CAPITOL, Phoenix – The life and legacy of César E. Chávez will be celebrated at multiple events during the next week in honor of the upcoming César Chávez Day, which is officially celebrated on March 31.

Sen. Steve Gallardo will be speaking at several student events in order to honor the legacy of Chávez.

“César Chávez was an Arizonan who dedicated his life to working for social justice and dignity for workers across the nation,” said Sen. Steve Gallardo. “We continue to learn from the legacy that Chávez left us. In honor of Chávez on his holiday, we should recall this message of the critical nature of social justice and education and make this message part of each of our daily lives. It is in educating ourselves, becoming part of a community and becoming engaged in the political process that we are able to create social change that will lift our entire community. This is the American way.”

Events:

Trevor Browne High School M.E.Ch.A. César Chávez Celebration
Friday, March 25 from 9 – 11 a.m.

Glendale Community College, M.E.Ch.A. César Chávez Celebration
Thursday, March 31 at noon

Phoenix Community College, M.E.Ch.A. César Chávez Celebration
Friday, April 8 at noon

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