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EVENT: Cesar Chavez Social Justice march & activities

GRAND RAPIDS March 11, 2016– On Thursday, March 17, there will be a day of activities in Grand Rapids honoring the legacy of United Farm Workers founder César E. Chávez.

2015 Cesar E Chavez march, photo courtesy The Committee to Honor César E. Chávez

2015 Cesar E Chavez march, photo courtesy The Committee to Honor César E. Chávez

Starting the day off at 11am will be the César E. Chávez Social Justice March. The march will begin at The Potters House School at the corner of Grandville SW and Van Raalte Dr SW and head north to the Edge Urban Fellowship, 735 Ritzema Ct SW.

Following the march, at 11:30am, there will be a community gathering at the Edge Urban Fellowship, featuring Pastor “PE” Troy Evans. State Board of Education member Kathleen Straus will be honored for her many years of dedicated service to education in the state of Michigan.

Finally, there will be a unity luncheon at Maya Mexican Grill, 1020 28th St SW in Wyoming. Tickets for the luncheon are $25, or $250 for a table of 10.


WHAT: César E. Chávez Day of Social Justice activities

WHEN: Thursday, March 17, starting at 11am

WHERE: A march starts at the corner of Grandville SW and Van Raalte Dr SW in Grand Rapids. A community gathering will take place at Edge Urban Fellowship, 735 Ritzema CT SW. A unity luncheon will take place at Maya Mexican Grill, 1020 28th St SW in Wyoming.

Info: Contact Lupe Ramos-Montigny at cesarchavezunitycommittee@gmail.com.

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