The 23rd Annual César Chávez Peace and Justice Committee of Denver Celebration will take place on Saturday, April 13, 2024, from 9 a.m. to 2:15 p.m.

The Celebration begins at 9 a.m. with a Mass at Regis University Saint John Francis Chapel on the Regis campus at 333 Regis Blvd.

After Mass, the marchers will assemble in front of the Chapel and then march to César E. Chávez Park located on 42nd and Tennyson St. arriving at 11:45 a.m.

There will be a Grand Celebration in the park with breakfast, speakers, music, dancers, and awards. There is no cost to attend and participate in this event. Vendors and other associates of the programs will set up tables at the park beginning at 8 a.m. Breakfast burritos and water will be provided at no cost to participants,

At the park, Opening Ceremonies will begin at 11:45 a.m. and will include a Blessing and Dance by the Grupo Tlaloc followed by a welcoming by Dr. Ramon del Castillo and Xochitl Martinez, a Keynote Address by Dr. Pricilla Falcon followed by Award presentations.

Music will fill the air, and there will be food and activities for children.  ¡Si Se Puede!

Each year the César Chávez Peace and Justice Committee of Denver selects individuals from the community to give awards to those who embody the values and commitment of César Chávez to social justice. Award recipients will be honored at the public celebration following the Marcha and observance of Chávez’s life and contributions.

The César Chávez Peace and Justice Committee of Denver’s mission is to pay tribute and homage to the ideals of justice and non-violence embodied by César E. Chávez as one of the Americas’ greatest leaders, whose legacy for global working-class interests and whose contributions towards peace and humanity for all should be remembered and practiced.

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photos: top-courtesy of Latin Life Denver, statute-Denver Public Art/Cesar Chavez

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