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Late activist Cesar Chavez is remembered during March for Justice :Aztec dancers, student drummers, mothers with strollers and seniors with canes were among the hundreds who joined in the northeast San Fernando Valley Sunday to honor the memory of labor leader Cesar Chavez.Despite gray skies and light morning showers, community members of all ages gathered at Brand Park in Mission Hills for the 18th annual March for Justice.
Holding red flags emblazoned with the black eagle icon made famous by the United Farmworker’s Union launched by Cesar Chavez, marchers headed toward Ritchie Valens Park in Pacoima as clouds made way for sunshine. Their “Si se puede” chants could be heard from afar.
Cesar Chavez, who died at the age of 66 in 1993, fought to bring awareness to the plight of farmworkers by organizing marches and hunger strikes.Dozens of community activists, teachers, and elected officials participated in the event that has become a tradition for this community, and they stressed the need to remember Cesar Chavez’s legacy of empowerment and equity for all.
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