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22nd Annual Cesar Chavez Day Celebration

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What's one way to celebrate a civil rights and cultural icon? Well, you can either name a day after them and pretend you still care about the work they did for humanity, or you can march in their name, with your head held high in remembrance of their struggles for equal rights. César Chávez is known as a civil rights activist for Latinos and farmers (heck, he even co-founded the United Farmworkers Union). But it was Chávez' nonviolent approach to activism that made him a cultural icon.

So it's only appropriate that the National Hispanic Cultural Center (1701 Fourth Street SW) is hosting the César Chávez Day March and Celebration tomorrow at 10:30am. The event is completely free and hosts an array of activities that anyone can enjoy. The march itself kicks off at 10:30am and begins and ends at the NHCC. After that, feel free to indulge in delicious comida, poetry, a full-on festival with kids' activities and live music by Nosotros and Keith Sanchez & the Moon Thieves. It'll be a good day to remember the past, while celebrating the present with some good people. For more information head to National Hispanic Cultural Center • Sat Mar 28 • 10:30am-4pm • Free • ALL-AGES! • View on Alibi calendar