MANY PEOPLES UNITED FOR PEACE, EQUALITY, AND EDUCATION: 12TH ANNUAL CESAR CHAVEZ PILGRIMAGE AND CELEBRATION HONORING THE LEGACY OF CESAR CHAVEZ LIFE GOALS AND ASPIRATIONS
You are invited to the 12th Annual Cesar Chavez Pilgrimage, with a program of speakers, live music and food on Saturday, April 12, 2014 starting at 9:30 a.m. at Pomona School District Headquarters (800 S. Garey Ave. with a ceremony and followed with a pilgrimage walk to Garey High School (321 W. Lexington Ave. led by Aztec group Copalli Copalli, Pomona, Ca) where a celebration will take place from 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM (Open to the Public). We are asking everyone to do outreach one a one-to-one basis to family, friends, and contacts.
Led by Andres Chavez, the grandson of Cesar Chavez, a coalition of local leaders, parents, students, teachers, and community groups will honor civil rights leader Cesar Chavez with the 12th Annual Community Pilgrimage, commemorating the pilgrimages that Chavez led to highlight the issues of social justice in our diverse communities. Cesar Chavez passed away on April 23rd and this pilgrimage and celebration will honor his legacy of promoting “nonviolence” and “using one’s life to empower others.” A ceremony at 9:30 A. M. in front of the PUSD Administrative Offices, will include elder leaders from the community who will honor a 300-year old tree, symbolizing respect for our elders and the sacredness of the environment. After, a pilgrimage walk will make its way to Garey High School where a second small tree will be planted (one was planted at last year’s celebration) representing young people and our community’s commitment to their growth, and development. The entertainment will include the Son Real Band, Vejar Elementary Ballet Folkorico, poets, singers, and speakers. Scholarships will be presented to students who exemplify the principles and values of Cesar Chavez. Food will be available for purchase with all the proceeds going to student scholarships.
The Cesar Chavez Pilgrimage Committee
Pomona Unified School District, Garey High School MEChA, Pomona High School MEChA, Latino/Latina Roundtable, Copali-Copili Aztec Dancers, Inland Empire Immigrant Youth Coalition, Cal Poly Pomona MEChA, U.P.W.A.R.D., People of Faith United for Worker Justice, DEPIE Cal Poly Pomona, University of La Verne, Pomona Premier Youth Soccer League, Mount SAC Ideas, Pitzer Latino Student Union, La Cachanilla, El Merendero, La Guadalajara, Cardenas, Pomona Habla, UFCW 1428, Pomona Economic Opportunity Center, Pitzer Latino Student Union (LSU), Pax Christi; Peace With Justice; Pitzer College Rural and Urban Social Movements