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24th Annual César Chávez Day
Dates: April 1, 2017
Location: NHCC
Address: 1701 4th St. SW, Albuquerque
Phone: 505 724-4771
Time: 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Price: Free Public Event

Join the 24th annual César Chávez Day celebration, with a march beginning at 10:00 am and ending at noon at the National Hispanic Cultural Center’s Plaza Mayor. Following the march, the family fiesta at the Center includes poetry, dancing, community awards and exhibits, children’s activities, food, a keynote speech by Dolores Huerta, and live music.? Dolores Huerta, a native of Dawson, New Mexico, was César Chávez's partner in founding the United Farm Workers Union. In 2012, Huerta was recognized by Barack Obama for her decades of ceaseless civil rights and labor organizing by granting her the Presidential Medal of Freedom Award, the greatest civilian honor granted in the United States. Huerta's appearance at this event coincides with the naming of Gateway Park in the South Valley, Dolores Huerta Gateway Park, by Bernalillo County and follows on the heels of the world premiere of the movie "Dolores," a documentary of Huerta's life, at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival.

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24th Annual César Chávez Day
  • 1701 4th St. SW
  • Albuquerque
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  • NHCC
  • Free Public Event