Join us in celebrating the life of Blanca Mariscal to be held at Cesar Chavez Park (2720 Barjud Ave.) in Pomona, California on Friday, May 17th beginning at 4:15 PM. – the day before our annual Cesar Chavez pilgrimage march and fiesta.
Blanca was a leader in the annual Cesar Chavez Pilgrimage march and festival held at Garey High School. She helped lead the parents in the last four years in making the food for the event and ensuring that all the proceeds would go toward stud…ent scholarships. Last year, before the pilgrimage march, she was part of a delegation of parents and students which participated in a visit to La Paz (Keene, CA) where Cesar Chavez is buried. After the visit, she continued to work on the annual pilgrimage but got very sick with cancer and ended up in the hospital. Although in the hospital, she continued to organize the parents for a very successful pilgrimage but, shortly after, passed away. The Cesar Chavez Pilgrimage Committee, along with the Latino and Latina Roundtable, PUSD parents and students, family, and other supporting groups will be commemorating the life of Blanca with a rock and plaque that was brought back from La Paz. The rock is from a creek that was used to build the base of Cesar Chavez’s gravesite. In addition, the school board has donated a tree that will be planted in her name.