27th Annual César Chávez Day Fiesta
March 28, 2020
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Fiesta—12 noon-3 pm
Join us in honoring the life and legacy of César Chávez at the 27th annual César Chávez Day Fiesta, with a march—La Marcha de Justicia– beginning at 10:30 am at the National Hispanic Cultural Center and ending at noon on the Center’s Plaza Mayor. Following the march, the family fiesta at the Center includes poetry, dancing, community exhibits, children’s activities and games, food, and live music by Ivón Ulibarrí’s Café Mocha and the All Star Band. This event also honors the 2020 César Chávez and Dolores Huerta ¡Sí Se Puede! Awardees—people who have served our community in the spirit of the United Farm Workers leaders.
Free public event
We are proud once again to welcome Dolores Huerta, celebrating her 90th birthday this year, to deliver our keynote speech. A native of Dawson, NM, Huerta was co-founder, with César Chávez, of the United Farm Workers Union. In 2012, she was recognized for her decades of ceaseless civil rights and labor organizing when Barack Obama granted her the Presidential Medal of Freedom Award, the greatest civilian honor in the United States. This year’s César Chávez Day festivities will include the dedication of Avenida Dolores Huerta, a portion of Albuquerque’s Bridge Boulevard that has been renamed in her honor. Avenida Dolores Huerta, running from the city/county boundary at the Rio Grande to the east and Isleta Boulevard to the west, will connect to Avenida César Chávez, making it the nation’s first intersection of streets bearing the names of these two civil rights leaders who worked side-by-side for so many years.