10th Annual Cesar Chavez Day Celebration
Join GALEO at 11:00 AM Friday, March 31, 2017, in Room 216 CAP (inside the capitol) for our 10th annual Cesar Chavez day celebration!
We will be honoring the legacy of Cesar Chavez as well as the winners of the 10th Annual GALEO Cesar Chavez Essay Contest!
This year’s ceremony will feature guest speakers such as Jerry Gonzalez, Executive Director of GALEO and others.
The purpose of the ceremony is to honor civil rights legend, Cesar Chavez, and increase awareness of the continual plight of farm workers and their contributions to America. Chavez’s leadership was critical to organizing farm workers and founding what is today known as the United Farm Workers Union. He remains one of the foremost Latino leaders in American history. His birthday, March 31st, is officially recognized as a state holiday in California, Colorado, and Texas. GALEO supports the movement to create this date a national holiday in honor of Mr. Chavez.
Georgia Power Company has donated prizes for some of the contest winners. Other winners will also receive prizes donated by GALEO and other organizations.”
Facebook event link is seen below: