Al Rojas with the Labor Council for Latin American Advancement is organizing the weekend events in Sacramento.
They’ll focus on the plight of working people—particularly those trying to form unions. Rojas says the Cesar Chavez holiday serves as a platform for current social justice issues.
“But what he left us with the message of continue his work, continue his work as educating young people about being sensitive to working people, working families in this state…”
Rojas says immigrant issues are a top subject for labor leaders including the concerns of families who have both undocumented and legal residents in their households. Meanwhile, the Foundation created in Chavez’s name is also focusing on a recent event. It’s asking for donations for Central Valley farm workers hit hard by the citrus freeze.
The march will begin at 10:00 a.m. at Southside Park at 8th and T streets. It will end up at about 12 noon at Cesar Chavez Plaza at 10th and J streets.