San Antonio 2014 March for Justice Tens of Thousands manifested in memory of Cesar Chavez
Line of Marchers occupied Downtown Stretching from City Council Chambers to the Alamo!
(See photos of the 2014 march below)

Cesar E. Chavez Legacy & Educational Foundation Feliz Cumpleanos/ Happy Birthday Cesar E. Chavez!

THE LIFE OF CESAR E. CHAVEZ (March 1927 to April 1993) San Antonio, Texas- Saturday, March 29, 2014, The streets of downtown we're filled with the cheers and chants of tens of thousands of marchers, community leaders and organizations. Reports counted anywhere between 25 to 40 thousand in the line of marchers that, at one point, stretched for over 10 blocks from the City Council Chambers bldg. to the Alamo! A unique combination of the timing of a new

movie- Cesar Chavez: An American Hero; the collaborative efforts of countless people and organizations; social media; and the growing sense that the Latino voice and vote is gaining strength in the U.S., all contributed to make this the largest Cesar Chavez March for Justice in our 18 year history!! We are honored that the community still cares so much about La Causa, and we look forward to continuing the fight for the less fortunate and marginalized: for it is from the stories of their struggle that we draw strength. The story of Cesar Estrada Chavez begins near Yuma, Arizona. Cesar was born on March 31, 1927. He was named after his grandfather, Cesario. Regrettably, the story of Cesar Estrada Chavez also ends near Yuma, Arizona. He passed away on April 23, 1993, in San Luis, a small village near Yuma, Arizona. He learned about justice or rather injustice early in his life. Cesar grew up in Arizona; the small adobe home, where Cesar was born was swindled from them by a dishonest business deal. Cesar's father agreed to clear eighty acres of land, and in exchange he would receive the deed to forty acres of land that adjoined the Chavez home. The agreement was broken and the land sold to a man named Justus Jackson. Cesar's dad went to an Anglo lawyer who advised him to borrow money and buy the land. Later when Cesar's father could not pay the interest on the loan the lawyer bought back the land and sold it to the original owner. Cesar learned a lesson about injustice that he would never forget. Later he would say, "The love for justice that is in us is not only the best part of our being but it is also the most true to our nature." Click here to read more... And, so it is in that spirit that we continue to march for social justice and worker rights. Let us not forget that the struggle for justice and equality has not been won, and use the lessons of the past to better prepare our community for today's challenges and those of the future. Si se puede, -Jaime Martinez & Adalberto Ruiz
Cesar Chavez Legacy & Educational Foundation

Did you get some great shots/ photos of the 2014 March for Justice in San Antonio? Please share, we'd love to post them on our website! Email news article links, short video clips or photos (with name) to Alberto Ruiz (click here to email).

El Pueblo... The People...

Unido, Jamas... United, Will Never...

Sera Vencido! Be Divided!

Photos by Steve Walker visit his blog for more photos of this historic march!

Our Next Goal is to get Please visit the Cesar 10,000 signatures on our Chavez Service Center Petition for Driver's to stay involved- 1504 E. Licenses for Commerce St., San Undocumented Antonio, TX 78205 or in Texas! contact us at (210) 226We've already collected 3731 to schedule a visit. over a thousand Help us preserve the signatures> legacy and prepare for

Stay tuned and please sign our on-line petition or download a copy and help us get more support today!(Click here)

the future! Also, visit our website: CesarLegacy!

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