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The 23rd Annual Cesar Chavez March
& Day of Service  

to be held sAT., March 23, 2024

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Cesar Chavez Day of Service  

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The César E. Chávez Commemoration Committee will pay tribute to American hero and civil rights leader, César E. Chávez, during Lubbock's 23rd Annual César E. Chávez People's Day of Service, to be held Saturday, March 23, 2024, announced event organizer Christy Martinez-Garcia.

Due to conflicts with the Easter holiday, there will not be a march in 2024.

This year's theme, "The Spirit of Cesar Chavez" serves as a tribute to his commitment to the environment and his community engagement.

César stood as one of our nation's most outstanding leaders for peace, justice, and non-violence. A strong believer in the principles of nonviolence practiced by Mahatma Gandhi and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., he effectively employed peaceful tactics such as boycotts and fasts.

Chávez also maintained his commitment to non-violence even in the face of violent attacks from growers. In 1968 he embarked on a spiritual fast for 25 days to affirm his personal commitment and that of the farm labor movement to non-violence.

"We take pride in honoring this great American hero who humbly stayed committed to nonviolence, and humanity," said Martinez-Garcia, annual event organizer.

"This day of service is significant because he believed in the environment. We hope to restore the march in 2025 led by Chávez but will continue to honor his most profound undertakings for the cause, which were inspired by his deep spirituality, and to peace and non-violence."

She said that all are invited to join the community and student organizations, and many individuals are committed to the quality of life for migrant and farmworkers, and non-violence.

Martinez-Garcia, is encouraging Veterans, church groups, non-profits, students of all ages, and the general public of all backgrounds.

The event is organized by a citizen-driven committee that is committed to bringing public awareness about Chávez's legacy.


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Cesar E. Chavez People's Honor Day of Service.

2024 Theme: "Committed to the Spirit of Cesar Chavez

WHO: Cesar E. Chavez Commemoration Committee, event hosted by Los Hermanos Familia. Day of Service in Partnership with the Volunteer Center of Lubbock, TXDOT Adopt-A-Highway, and Keep Lubbock Beautiful.

10 a.m. to 12 p.m., Saturday, March 23, 2024. 

The clean-up event will begin immediately following

The clean-up event will begin on Clovis Hwy between University and Indiana (a 2-mile stretch). Participants are urged to park at Matthews Learning Center.

The public is encouraged to wear sunscreen, wear comfortable shoes, and hats. Groups are encouraged to bring their banners and wear their organization t-shirts. 

Those participating in the Day of Service are urged to bring gloves and wear close-toed shoes.

For additional information please call Christy Martinez-Garcia at (806) 544-6526, or email .

About César E. Chávez
Chávez's significance and impact go beyond anyone cause or struggle. The son of migrant laborers, Chávez led a nonviolent boycott against California grape growers, protesting poor working conditions and the use of pesticides harmful to farmworkers. He is recognized for his nonviolent approach to handling adversity and even fasted to call attention to the migrant workers' cause. Although his dramatic act did little to solve the immediate harms, it increased public awareness of the problem. The boycott was finally successful in winning new rights for workers.

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