Let’s Pull Together in Honor of César Chávez: Community Celebration

Saturday, March 30, 2024
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7 - 11 a.m.
Cost:
Free
Add to Calendar 2024-03-30 07:00:00 2024-06-16 15:42:28 Let’s Pull Together in Honor of César Chávez: Community Celebration The city’s Neighborhood Programs staff is teaming up with community volunteers, Pueblo Viejo neighborhood leaders, Chandler High students, the César Chávez Foundation and La Campesina radio station to organize a neighborhood and community garden cleanup event. This is the third year Neighborhood Programs has hosted this cleanup event and this year it has with expanded support from the Chávez Foundation, Radio Campesina and Chandler High. 7–8:30 a.m. - Volunteers will meet at a Chandler community garden, 190 S. Dakota St., and come together to assist residents of the Pueblo Viejo neighborhood with minor yard work and alley clean-up, as well as help residents dispose of unwanted items. Upon completion, there will be a march to Chandler City Hall where volunteers will have an opportunity to hear from special guests about the legacy of César Chávez. 8:30–11 a.m. - The celebration will continue in the courtyard of Chandler City Hall, 175 S. Arizona Ave. Neighborhood activist Dulce Encinas will serve as event emcee and share her story when César Chávez stayed with her family during a visit to Chandler. Additional speakers include: Andrés Chávez, grandson of César Chávez and executive director of the National Chávez Center; and Juanita Encinas, Chandler resident and longtime community leader. In addition, students from Chandler High will reflect on Chávez’s legacy, followed by a performance from the school’s ballet folklorico group. Radio Campesina (101.9 FM) also will be at the celebration with live call-ins to educate the community about what’s happening in downtown Chandler that morning.  Those interested in volunteering or joining us for the post-event celebration are encouraged to RSVP below or call 480-782-4363.   RSVP City of Chandler info@chandleraz.gov America/Phoenix public

The city’s Neighborhood Programs staff is teaming up with community volunteers, Pueblo Viejo neighborhood leaders, Chandler High students, the César Chávez Foundation and La Campesina radio station to organize a neighborhood and community garden cleanup event. This is the third year Neighborhood Programs has hosted this cleanup event and this year it has with expanded support from the Chávez Foundation, Radio Campesina and Chandler High.

7–8:30 a.m. - Volunteers will meet at a Chandler community garden, 190 S. Dakota St., and come together to assist residents of the Pueblo Viejo neighborhood with minor yard work and alley clean-up, as well as help residents dispose of unwanted items. Upon completion, there will be a march to Chandler City Hall where volunteers will have an opportunity to hear from special guests about the legacy of César Chávez.

8:30–11 a.m. - The celebration will continue in the courtyard of Chandler City Hall, 175 S. Arizona Ave. Neighborhood activist Dulce Encinas will serve as event emcee and share her story when César Chávez stayed with her family during a visit to Chandler. Additional speakers include: Andrés Chávez, grandson of César Chávez and executive director of the National Chávez Center; and Juanita Encinas, Chandler resident and longtime community leader.

In addition, students from Chandler High will reflect on Chávez’s legacy, followed by a performance from the school’s ballet folklorico group. Radio Campesina (101.9 FM) also will be at the celebration with live call-ins to educate the community about what’s happening in downtown Chandler that morning. 

Those interested in volunteering or joining us for the post-event celebration are encouraged to RSVP below or call 480-782-4363.  

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