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GALEO Announces Essay Contest Winners for its 14th Annual Cesar Chavez Day on March 31st

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – March 25th, 2021

(Atlanta, GA) GALEO is proud to recognize the winners for the 14th Annual Cesar Chavez Ceremony. This year’s event will be virtual. The winning essay entries will be recorded and released on Cesar Chavez Day, which is March 31st, and will be published on GALEO’s social media pages (Facebook: facebook.com/GALEO.org)

During the virtual event, our Program Coordinator for Operations and Communications, Polo Vargas, will be our host. He will be joined by our three Spring 2021 interns Jennifer, Rodrigo, and Stefany, who will be presenters in the event.

Additionally, our guest speaker will be Magdaleno Rose-Avila. Magdaleno is an activist who worked alongside Cesar Chavez and Dolores Huerta in the United Farm Workers (UFM) Union.

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:

High School

1st Place) Reilly O’Neill

2nd Place) Julia Powers

3rd Place) Hayes Woley

High School ESOL

1st Place) Nadia Safi

2nd Place) Abel Worku

Adult

1st Place) Jesus Rubio

2nd Place) Maria F. Vizcaino Garcia

3rd Place) Adalina Capuli Merello

Thank you to the GALEO Leadership Council Cesar Chavez Committee co-lead by Rebecca Pool and Kyle Murphy, as well as the full Cesar Chavez Contest essay reviewers 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).

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