GALEO Announces Essay Contest Winners for the 12th Annual Cesar Chavez Day on March 29 at the Georgia State Capitol

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – March 27th, 2019

(Atlanta, GA) GALEO is proud to recognize the winners for the 12th Annual Cesar Chavez Ceremony. There will be a celebration at the Georgia Capitol on Friday, March 29th.

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 as a national holiday in honor of Mr. Chavez.

We are honored to announce the following winners of this years’ contest:

In first place, we have the following winners:

  • Adult: Flor Cruz
  • High School: Brunno Diaz-Bazan

In second place, we have the following winners:

  • High School: Shayla Rodriguez

In third place, we have the following winners:

  • High School: Tripp Wood

Thank you to the GALEO Leadership Council Cesar Chavez Committee co-lead by Rebecca Pool and Alfredo Corona, as well as the full Cesar Chavez Committee for all of their support.

We also thank our prize sponsors for helping us reward our winners for this event. Adult and High School winners will be presented gift certificates (1st-$200; 2nd-$75; 3rd-$50).

What: Cesar Chavez Day at the Georgia Capitol

Who: Everyone is invited to the celebration!

When: Friday, March 29th, 2019 from 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Where: Georgia State Capitol, South Wing Staircase (located on 206 Washington Street SW, Atlanta, GA 30334)

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