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César Chávez Celebration VII

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Northern Nevada
César Chávez Celebration VI

Monday/Lunes March 31, 2008
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Reno César Chávez Celebration V
March 31, 2006

DÍA DE CÉSAR CHÁVEZ Jueves 31 de Marzo del 2006

     Again sponsored by Laborers' Union Local 169 and Culinary Union Local 226, this year's event will take place from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. on March 31, 2006, at the Neil Road Community Center in southeast Reno. Washoe County School District students will fabricate signs and march from Pine Middle School to the center to begin the celebration.

     The public is welcome at the no-charge event which will again feature food, scholarship winners and entertainment – even a DVD produced by Pine students about the school's César Chávez mural.

      Details, below. See you there!

     Las Vegas Strip, 8-14-1992 — César Chávez on the Frontier Hotel-Casino picket line with Geoconda Arguello-Kline, current president of Culinary Workers Union Local 226. (Photo courtesy of Culinary Workers Union Local 226.)


"Non-violence really rests on the reservoir that you have to create in yourself of patience, not of being patient with the problems, but being patient with yourself to do the hard work."

                                                                        César Chávez


      Throughout the month of March, join KAZR-KREN and the Washoe County School District to honor the most important Latino leader in U.S. history. March 31, 2006, would have been César Chávez’s 79th birthday. Pappas Telecasting of Nevada, which owns stations KREN TV-27 (Charter Cable Channel 6), a WB affiliate, and KAZR TV-46 (Charter Cable Channel 24), an Azteca America affiliate, celebrates César Estrada Chávez with an essay contest, a student march, a birthday party and a special rebroadcast of last year's half-hour program on Fallon, Nevada, farm workers. (KAZR-47, 6:30 p.m., March 31)

      This year's César Chávez Day march and rally will be held on March 31 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., kicked off by a student march from Edward Pine Middle School. The walkers will proceed down Neil Road to the Neil Road Recreation Center.

CESAR CHAVEZ DAY 2006Washoe County students show their home-made signs as they form to march to the Neil Road Community Center to celebrate the March 31 birthday of United Farm Workers Union founder César Chávez.


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Viva César Chávez!

      The event will be produced in conjunction with the Washoe County School District, Laborers' Union Local 169 and Culinary Union Local 226 and Ricardo's Furniture and other community sponsors.

      KAZR TV-46 will broadcast 30-second vignettes through April 1st. The short programs will air in all dayparts on Northern Nevada's number one Spanish television station.

      Special coverage will be provided in advance of the event on Noticiero Azteca Reno.

      Washoe County students in three grade levels will submit essays on César Chávez. First prize winners from each age group will read their work and be recognized at the event. Sponsors will present awards. First prize winners will receive personal computers. Second place finishers will be awarded desks. Third place essayists will receive gift certificates from Ricardo's Furniture.

     Special guest speakers will talk about the impact of César Chávez in their lives and the positive impact 's work has had on the entire population.

      The region's first César Chávez Day was declared by the Reno City Council in honor of Chávez’s visit on July 15, 1986. The Pappas Telecasting stations began the annual commemoration in 2003. The 2004 event drew twice the attendance of the previous year.

      Nevadans who knew or worked with Chávez will speak on their experiences. Members of his immediate family are again expected to attend. There is no charge for admission.

      César Chávez was born on March 31, 1927, on a small farm near Yuma, Arizona. At 10 years of age, Chávez began life as a migrant farm worker. This ultimately led to his cause or "La Causa," advocating for better wages and working conditions for the nation's farm workers. In 1952, he began the National Farm Workers Association (NFWA) to strive for equal rights for agricultural workers.

       César Chávez learned from and practiced the non-violent principles of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and Mohandas K. Gandhi. Chávez died on April 23, 1993, at the age of 66. He was posthumously awarded a Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1994. The United States Postal Service issued a commemorative first class stamp bearing his image in 2003.

      Reno’s WB broadcast television network focuses on Reno’s younger demographic with top quality family programming. Azteca America broadcast television network focuses on the rapidly-growing Reno Hispanic population. Reno’s affiliate produces the only Spanish language newscast in Northern Nevada.

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School kids march on birthday of César Chávez
Reno Gazette-Journal 4-1-2006
EDITOR'S NOTE: The Reno Gazette-Journal's information in the abovelinked article is incorrect regarding the longevity of this event. It was not the third, but the fifth César Chávez Day in Reno.


"La No-violencia realmente descansa en la reserva de paciencia que usted ha creado, el no ser paciente con los problemas, pero ser paciente con usted mismo es el mejor trabajo."

                                                                        César Chávez


Durante el mes de Marzo, acompaña a KAZR y el Distrito Escolar del Condado de Washoe para honrar al líder Latino más importante en la historía de Estados Unidos.

Ensayos Cortos sobre César Chávez. Estos escritos cortos hablaran de la
historía del hombre, del movimiento de los agricultores, y la herencia de
una protesta no violenta. Lo cual se difundirá durante la semana del
cumpleaños de César Chávez. KAZR-TV pondrá al aire ensayos, 30 segundos diarios, hasta Marzo 31. Los ensayos estarán al aire todo el día en la única estación de noticias en espanol del Norte de Nevada. Tendremos transmisiones especiales antes del evento desde el set de Noticias Azteca Reno.

Cuarto Concurso de Ensayos César Chávez. De nuevo los estudiantes de escuela Primaría, Secundaría, y Preparatoría estan invitados a participar en el concurso de ensayos enfocado en la inspiración del trabajo y el impacto de un hombre reconocido como figura de Los Derechos Civiles y humanista no violento. Los ganadores del concurso de ensayos serán anunciados en la reunión y se les entregará un paquete completo de computadora con propósitos educativos.

Dia César Chávez Desfile y Reunión. El día 31 de Marzo de 3 a 5 de la tarde.
La marcha del estudiante comenzará en la Escuela Secundaria Edward Pine, pasara por la calle Neil Rd. y terminará con una reunion pública en el
Centro de Recreación de la calle Neil Rd. El desfile y reunión honrará a
César Chávez en la fecha de su nacimiento, destacando su herencia a la
comunidad con varias actividades, y reconociendo a los ganadores del
concurso anual de ensayos César Chávez. El evento será producido en conjunto con una presentación especial del plan de estudios del Distrito Escolar del Condado de Washoe, sobre la vida de César Chávez.

¿Quién fue César Chávez?

"Una de las figuras heróicas de nuestros tiempos"
—Senador Robert F. Kennedy, D-NY


Harvest of Tears

Sparks Tribune 3-20-2005

      UFW FLAG ART presented by César Chávez to Reno Musicians Union Local 368 Secretary-Treasurer Beth Shay at Reno César Chávez Day I on July 15, 1986. Each color is symbolic — black for the dark situation of the farmworkers of the time; red for toil and sacrifice and the white circle for hope. Chávez himself designed it.

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