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Celebration honors César Chávez on Saturday

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From page A1 | March 29, 2013 |

The city of Davis will honor César Chávez at its 13th annual celebration at 11 a.m. Saturday in Central Park, weather permitting. The free event is sponsored by the Davis Human Relations Commission. Community members, especially children and families, are invited to attend.

Francisco J. Dominguez, a Sacramento-based documentary photographer, multi-media artist and historian, will be the keynote speaker. Dominguez has documented the plight of immigrants, homeless and farmworkers in the United States for the past 20 years, focusing on the lives of those who have been directly affected by U.S. trade policies. He uses his work to bring attention to what he sees as injustices on the Mexico/U.S. border.

The Chávez event also will feature live music, singing and dancing. The César Chávez Elementary School Choir, under the direction of Ximena Jackson, will perform several songs in both English and Spanish. A new addition to the festivities this year will be Mariachi Puente, a mariachi group made up of Davis junior high and high school students.

The event commemorates the anniversary of Chávez’s birthday. The leader of the United Farm Workers spoke at rallies in Davis’ Central Park during the tomato growers’ strikes in the 1970s. One Chávez rally in Davis on Aug. 11, 1974, was reported to have drawn more than 2,000 attendees.

The Chávez celebration will take place alongside the Davis Farmers Market. Central Park is at Fourth and C streets in downtown Davis.

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