PODER’s annual Cesar Chavez ‘Si Se Puede!’ march to take place

The Cesar E. Chavez Annual “Si Se Puede!” March will be taking place this Saturday, Mar. 23 starting 10 a.m. at the Terrazas Library located on 1105 E. Cesar Chavez Street and will be ending at 1 p.m. at the Austin City Hall Plaza located on 201 W. Cesar Chavez. The march will include featured speakers, music, and entertainment.

Cesar E. Chavez was a very prominent leader and activist in the 20th century in Latino American civil rights movement. He worked towards workers rights, civil rights, environmental justice, equality for all, peace, non-violence, children and women’s rights. In present day, a lot of what he worked for is still seen, and the annual march is held to honor the legacy and continue with what he was working for.

The “Si Se Puede!” is sponsored by PODER along with Hermanos de East Austin, Southwest Key UT MEChA, La Nueva Raza, Grassroots Leadership, ACLU of Central TX, ATX National Hip Hop Political Convention, Theatre Action Project, Urban Roots, Capoeira de Rua, St. Edward’s Ballet Folklorico, Hispanic Students Association and MultiCultural Leadership Board-St. Edward’s, Fair Food Austin, Committee to Save Allen Elementary, and Young Scholars for Justice, Southwest Workers Union, LULAC District 12. For more information, contact PODER at 512-472-9921.

Estefania de Leon

Estefania was born and raised a true Austinite. She graduated from Crockett High School, where she was editor-in-chief of the Courier for three years, and is currently studying journalism at the University of Texas. She enjoys blogging, photography, and anything Owl City.

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