César Chávez Celebration XII
Monday 31 March 2014
Doors open at 5:30 p.m., dinner at 7:00 p.m.
Celebración de César Chávez XII
Lunes 31 de Marzo 2014
Las puertas se abren a las 5:30 p.m., la cena a las 7:00 p.m.

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31 March 2014

Lunes, 31 de Marzo, 2014
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César Chávez Celebration XII
Monday / March 31, 2014/ Circus Circus-Reno

Celebración de César Chávez XII
Lunes, 31 de Marzo, 2014/ Circus Circus-Reno

 

RENO, Nevada, USA (3-30-2014) — State Assemblymember Lucy Flores, D-Las Vegas, will open Nevada César Chávez Celebration XII at Circus Circus-Reno on Monday evening, March 31.

Doors of the Mandalay Ballroom open at 5:30 p.m., Flores will speak at 7:00 p.m. with dinner thereafter.

Former State Sen. Joe Neal, D-North Las Vegas, a recognized expert on Nevada taxation and a former constitutional law lecturer at College of Southern Nevada, will also address the gathering. Neal served 32 years in the upper house and twice ran for governor. Flores is currently a candidate for lieutenant governor.

César Chávez's nephew, Reno resident Ramón Chávez and his family will attend, as will Maria Zamora, who returns to Nevada to share her experiences from the legendary long march through California.

As always, the celebration will include rank-and-file workers, community and union leaders, federal, state and local officials as well as candidates.

FIRST RECORD (3-25-2014) — Ramón Chávez and Washoe County Commissioner Kitty Jung hold the board's proclamation of March 31, 2014, as César Chávez Day. The document is the first entry into the modern record of César Chávez's unheralded work in northern Nevada in the 1960s. From left stand Commissioners Bonnie Weber and Marsha Berkbigler, Chávez, Jung, Andrew Barbano and Commissioners David Humke and Vaughn Hartung.

— Kelly Mullin photo

The Washoe County Commission has issued its annual proclamation declaring March 31 as César Chávez Day, as has Gov. Brian Sandoval in accordance with state law. (1)

California Gov. Jerry Brown, D, who signed Chávez's landmark Agricultural Labor Relations Act in 1975, has been invited, as has Gov. Sandoval, R.

No Nevada governor has attended the annual Chávez event.

Laborers' International Union Local 169 is again the major sponsor of the celebration and has supported it since its 2003 inception.

In 2010, the event inaugurated the César Chávez Nevada Labor Hall of Fame, which will be expanded on Monday.

Longtime Reno artist Erik Holland, whose Chávez watercolor entitled "The Long March" has been displayed at past events, will unveil a new painting about the legendary labor leader.

Individual adult tickets will be available at the door for $80 per person; children under 12 are $25.00 each; seniors 65+ or students (with student i.d.) are $40 per person. Reserved tables for 10 are $775.00. (Click here to buy online.)

CesarChavezNevada.com carries history and photos dating back to 1986 when César Chávez visited Reno to rally workers.

In accordance with the bi-partisan measure (1) passed by the 2009 Nevada Legislature, each governor must proclaim March 31 as a day in honor of César Chávez. The legendary labor leader was born on March 31, 1927, near Yuma, Ariz. He died in 1993.

A commemorative U.S. Postal Service First Class Stamp was issued in 2003, which became the catalyst for the ongoing Reno event.

The new César Chávez motion picture is now showing at the Park Lane Cinema in Reno and the Sparks I-Max. The César Chávez Foundation and the United Farm Workers Union urge maximum first-week attendance so that the movie may achieve the widest distribution. The trailer for the film will be shown at the Monday night event.
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1. AB 301 sponsored by Assemblyman (now Senator) Ruben Kihuen, D-Las Vegas, and 18 others.

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Click on the We Don't Need No Education link.

SUPPORT the new Reno-Sparks community TV channel. For information and donations go to Barbwire.TV.

César Chávez came to Nevada in the 1960s. Input is needed from the public to fill in the historical record about his activities in those earliest days for a new TV documentary.

¡Sí se puede!

Be well. Raise hell. / Esté bien. Haga infierno.  (Pardon my Spanglish.)


Celebración de César Chávez XII
Lunes, 31 de Marzo, 2014/ Circus Circus-Reno

RENO, Nevada, USA (3-30-2014) — Lucy Flores La Congresista del Estado de Nevada de las Vegas, dará la apertura a la XII Celebración de Nevada de César Chávez este Lunes, Marzo 31 en la ciudad de Reno en el Casino Circus Circus.

Las puertas se abrirán a las 5:30 de la tarde en el salón Mandalay Ballroom, La congresista Flores dará un discurso a las 7:00pm y después vendrá la cena

Joe Neal ex senador estatal del norte de las Vegas reconocido experto de Impuestos de Nevada, catedrático de Ley Constitucional del colegio del Sur de Nevada también hablara a la asamblea. Neal sirvió por 32 años en la cámara alta y corrió para gobernador dos veces. Flores es actual candidata a Vice gobernadora de Nevada.

Ramón Chávez Residente de la ciudad de reno el sobrino de César Chávez vendrá con su familia así mismo María Zamora, regresa a Nevada para compartir sus experiencias de la Marcha legendaria a través de California.

Como es de costumbre, la celebración incluirá a trabajadores destacados, miembros de la comunidad y líderes estatales, federales y miembros del gobierno federal, estatal y así como candidatos.

La Comisión del Condado de Washoe ha hecho una proclamación anual declarando Marzo 31 como el día de César Chávez, de acuerdo al gobernador, Brian Sandoval en acuerdo col la ley del estado. (2)

El Gobernador de California Jerry Brown, D, quien firmo el acuerdo de Chávez La ley de relaciones laborales agrícolas en 1975, ha sido invitado, desde que ha sido gobernador Sandoval, R, no ha participado en ningún evento de César Chávez.

La Unión Internacional de Empleadores Local 169 otra vez es el patrocinador principal de la celebración que la ha apoyado sin interrupción desde sus inicios en 2003. En 2010, el evento de inauguración de César Chávez Nevada Labor Hall of Fame, el cual se expande hasta el lunes.

El afamado artista local Erik Holland, cuya acuarela de Chávez titulada "The Long March" ha sido expuesta en acontecimientos previos, dará a conocer una nueva pintura del legendario Líder de los trabajadores.

Los boletos individuales de adultos estarán disponibles en la puerta a $80.00 por persona; niños menores de 12 anos $25.00; personas de la tercera edad de 65 o más o estudiantes (con identificación) serán de $40.00 por persona. Mesas reservadas para 10 personas $775.00

CesarChavezNevada.com Tiene historia y fotos que datan desde 1986 cuando César Chávez visito Reno para marchar con los trabajadores.

Según la medida bipartidista (1) aprobada por la legislatura de Nevada de 2009, Cada gobernador debe proclamar el 31 de marzo como el día de honorar a Cesar Chávez. El Legendario sindicalista nació el 31 de Marzo de 1927 cerca de Yuma, Arizona. Falleció en 1993.

Se emitió una estampilla conmemorativa de Estados Unidos para el correo de primera clase en 2003, que se convirtió en el catalizador del evento de Reno.

La Nueva Pelicula de Cesar Chavez se esta presentando en el cine de Reno Park Lane y en el cine de Sparks I-Max.

La fundacion de Cesar Chavez y United Farm Workers Union esta pidiendo que durante la primera semana vaya la mayor gente possible para que la pelicula tenga mayor distribucion.

Presentaremos el corto metraje en el evento del lunes.
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[2] AB 301, patrocinada por el asambleísta (ahora senador) Rubén Kihuen, D-Las Vegas, y otros 18.

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Pulse en la pagina de coneccion We Don't Need No Education

—> Apoye El Nuevo canal comunitario de Reno-Sparks. Para mas informacion y donaciones vaya a Barbwire.TV

Chavez vino a Nevada en los anos 60s. Se necesita mas informacion del public para llenar los records historicos sobre sus actividades en los principios para un documental de Televicion.

¡Sí se puede! 

Be well. Raise hell. / Esté bien. Haga infierno.  (Pardon my Spanglish)

Este bien. Recaude fondos como loco (Perdone mi espanglish).

¡ se puede!


 


Tony Mayorga:
César Chávez's impact on Nevada increases
1960s
Nor. Nevada Chávez work disclosed
Reno Gazette-Journal Guest Editorial / Sunday 3-30-2014

Bob McGowan, Miss America and César Chávez
Barbwire by Barbano / Expanded from the 3-27-2014 Sparks Tribune

Pre-Chávez Day Events

TUESDAY, MARCH 25 (10:00 a.m.-ish) —> The Washoe County Commission will issue its annual proclamation declaring March 31 as César Chávez Day. Gov. Sandoval did so last week. Where: Washoe County Commission Chambers, Ninth Street at N. Wells Ave., Reno. Tune in the Washoe government cable channel (Charter 193) for history-making news.

THURSDAY, MARCH 27 >
UNR Latino Student Advisory Board Annual Dolores Huerta and César Chávez Day Celebration: Equality for All


Please join us and Mi Familia Vota-Nevada on Thursday, March 27 at 7:00 p.m. in the University of Nevada-Reno Knowledge Center Rotunda [1] for our annual celebration where we will honor not only César Chávez's contributions to the labor movement, but for the first time, Dolores Huerta's contributions and legacy!

We will facilitate a meaningful conversation between university students, faculty, and community members about current calls to action and the state of the rights of immigrant, Latino and minority communities.

There will be free food, entertainment, civic organizations present and a keynote speech by Reno City Councilman Oscar Delgado.

Special thanks goes out to the UNR Latino Research Center, The Associated Students of the University of Nevada-Reno who graciously funded our event, and ArtisticStop Design Studio for designing our event flyer.

The public is more than welcome to attend. We will have a donation box so that we can raise money for our club so we may distribute scholarships.

      Contact: Frank Perez

[1] FOR THE ACADEMIA-SPEAK CHALLENGED: The "knowledge center" is the UNR library located to the east of the Brian Whalen Memorial Parking Garage on S. Virginia St., southeast of Lawlor Events Center and next to the Joe Student Union. We are awaiting info on availability of free parking.

FRIDAY, MARCH 28 —> César Chávez: American Hero premieres locally and nationally after being unveiled to great reviews at the Berlin Film Festival in February. It stars Oscar-nominated actor and executive producer John Malkovich as a farm owner; Rosario Dawson ("Men in Black II", "Sin City") as Dolores Huerta; America Ferrara ("Ugly Betty") as Helen Chávez and in the title role, Michael Pena ("Shooter" with Mark Wahlberg, Best-Picture Academy Award Winners "Crash" and "Million Dollar Baby" and multiple Oscar nominee "American Hustle").

FREEBIE ALERT —> If you're a Las Vegas area member of the American Association of Retired Persons, AARP will treat you to a sneak preview FREE at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 26. Register here.

The Chávez Foundation and the United Farm Workers Union as well as NevadaLabor.com encourage a big weekend turnout. If it's a hit, Hollywood will promote and advertise it to a wide audience, opening the message to millions. A poor opening weekend often means straight to video. So show up in Solidarity!

Where to see the film in Nevada

Galaxy Fandango 10, Carson City
AMC Town Square 18, Las Vegas
Century Orleans 18 & XD, Las Vegas
Brenden Palms IMAX 14, Las Vegas
Century Suncoast 16, Las Vegas
Regal Boulder Station 11, Las Vegas
Galaxy at The Cannery 14 & DFX , North Las Vegas
Regal Texas Station 18, North Las Vegas
Century Park Lane 16, Reno
I-Max Theater, 1170 Scheels Drive, Sparks

Where to see it in other states


   ¡ se puede!




7-15-1986: César Chávez came to Reno

Obama pays tribute to late Reno labor leader

THE WAY WE WERE — The above is a recently discovered photo from July 15, 1986. Left to right are Kathy Brown, Culinary Union Local 86 office manager; Miguel Contreras, Local 86 Secretary-Treasurer; Local 86 President Bill Uehlein; a lady named Natalie (anyone who knows her last name, please write), and César Chávez. This item was first published in Ahora, northern Nevada's Spanish-English weekly, on March 26, 2008. (On 3-19-2009, President Obama paid tribute to Brother Contreras as he spoke in the L.A. building named after the late labor leader. See the 1986 Chávez Reno archive, below.)

(Photo courtesy of Dan Rusnak, retired business manager of Laborers' Union Local 169.)

More stories and photos from César Chávez's 1986 Reno visit

César Chávez event scheduled for 3-31-2014
Reno News & Review / 1-30-2014

César Estrada Chávez was born March 31, 1927

Join the campaign for a César Chávez national holiday
Sign the petition

Thank you/gracias for a record attendance at César Chávez XI.
Remember to mark Monday, 31 March 2014 on your calendar.

¡Sí se puede!

César Chávez NevadaLabor.com Honorees & Hall of Famers

From the Reno News & Review
Trying to find a Republican at
Chávez XI
By Dennis Myers / 4-4-2013

From the Reno Gazette-Journal
Tony Mayorga:
César Chávez event looks like America
Reno Gazette-Journal Guest Commentary / 3-28-2013

Gov. Sandoval, César Chávez and the Grateful Dead
Barbwire by Barbano / 3-21-2013



The César Chávez Long March
by Reno artist Erik Holland


The original watercolor was displayed for several years in the Nevada Legislature offices of Sen. Ruben Kihuen, D-Las Vegas, prime sponsor of the 2009 César Chávez Day bill.

Copyright © 2009 Erik Holland. All rights reserved.


2014 Sponsorship and ticket prices
Previous sponsors and ticketholders will be given preference

MAJOR SPONSORSHIPS

PLATINUM $ 8,500

  • Sponsorship of Nevada Labor Hall of Fame César Chávez Awards
  • Inclusion on all mass media and sponsorship of TV special
  • Reserved Table for 10
  • Major sponsorship mention on all media
  • Logo and links at the César Chávez section at NevadaLabor.com
  • Event onsite credit: Wall banner; distribution of literature and display table if needed; event program credit and recognition from the podium.

GOLD: $ 6,000

  • Reserved Table for 10
  • Half of Platinum Package spot schedule
  • Logo and links at the César Chávez section at NevadaLabor.com
  • Event onsite credit: Wall banner; distribution of literature and display table if needed; event program credit and recognition from the podium.

SILVER: $1,850

  • Reserved Table for 10
  • Sponsorship credit on event program
  • Mass media promotional inclusion as available
  • Logo and links at the César Chávez section at NevadaLabor.com

BRONZE and BRONZEx2: Reserved Table for 10

  • Purchased on or before March 25: $ 700.00
  • Purchased March 25 or thereafter: $ 775.00
  • NEW! BRONZEx2 —> Buy 2 and save $100 for your organization
    On or before March 25, 2 Tables for 10 @ $ 650.00 per table = $1,300.00 for 2
    Purchased March 25 or thereafter, 2 @ $ 725 each = $ 1,450.00 for 2

Individual Tickets

Purchased on or before March 25: $ 75 per person

Thereafter or at the door: $ 80 per person
      Children under 12: $ 25.00


Seniors 65+ or students (with student i.d.)
     Purchased on or before March 25: $ 35 per person
     Thereafter or at the door: $ 40 per person

     If you cannot attend or send representatives, please consider purchasing tickets which we will donate with your compliments to students, seniors and those of limited resources.

     Please make checks payable to
         
U-News
          P.O. Box 10034
          Reno, NV 89510

Or use PayPal online, below.

Thanks for your consideration.

In Solidarity,

Andrew Barbano
CesarChavezNevada.com
NevadaLabor.com
Barbwire.TV
(775) 786-1455
Fax (775) 747-0979


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We reserve the right to turn down any sale or admission.

Major sponsors are donating portions of their ticket blocks so that area students may participate. Anyone planning to attend, even if your tickets are included in a sponsor or media package, should call for reservations which are required because of limited seating. Thanks for your patience.


The campaign for a César Chávez national holiday
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César Chávez Celebration XII
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International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers/AFL-CIO

Local 1245

 

United Auto Workers Local 2162/AFL-CIO
Bob Bueno, President
Rudy Viola, Past-president
George "Battling" Nelson, Chair
Retiree Chapter


AT&T Nevada


American Postal Workers Union/Reno
and National Assn. of Letter Carriers
Branches 709 (Reno) and 2778 (Sparks)

University of Nevada-Reno
Young Democrats



      César E. Chávez was born on March 31, 1927, on a small farm near Yuma, Arizona. At 10 years of age, he 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.

MARCH COUNTDOWN TO CHÁVEZ DAY

On March 10, 1968, Sen. Robert Kennedy, D-NY, and César Chávez met in Delano, California, for the breaking of Chavez's anti-violence fast. Chávez's physicians had contacted Kennedy to ask for his help in convincing Chávez to end his fast before it did more damage to his health.

On March 17, 1966, farm workers led by César Chávez began a march from Delano to Sacramento.

On March 31, 1927, César Chávez was born near Yuma, Ariz.

New York Times obituary, April 24, 1993: "Mr. Chávez, who was described by Robert F. Kennedy in 1968 as 'one of the heroic figures of our time,'was widely acknowledged to have done more to improve the lot of the migrant farm worker than anyone else. Fighting growers and shippers who for generations had defeated efforts to unionize field workers, and later fighting rival unionists, Mr. Chávez for the first time brought a degree of stability and security to the lives of some migrant workers. Largely because of him, the California Legislature in 1975 passed the nation's first collective bargaining act outside Hawaii for farm workers, who are largely excluded from Federal labor law coverage. 'For the first time,' Mr. Chávez said when asked to describe the union's achievement, 'the farm worker got some power.' Asked what had motivated his stubborn fight, he said, 'For many years I was a farm worker, a migratory worker, and, well, personally — and I'm being very frank — maybe it's just a matter of trying to even the score.'"

[Courtesy of longtime Nevada reporter Dennis Myers' Poor Denny's Almanac]


César Chávez Celebration IV
March 31, 2005

VETERANS — Left to right, Maria Zamora, Librado "Lee" Chávez and Tony Mayorga. Lee Chávez holds up a United Farm Workers of America flag signed by his late brother. The flag is part of Ms. Zamora's collection of Chávez/UFWA memorabilia which she displayed at the 2004 Chávez Celebration. Ms. Zamora marched with César Chávez in the 1960's and cooked for the multitudes as they trekked across California. She has been invited to the 2014 event, as has the Chávez which is always represented. Tony Mayorga is President of Laborers' Union Local 169, a founding sponsor of the celebration. [UPDATE: Librado Chávez and a dozen family members attended the 2008-2011 events. They were unable to attend in 2012 or 2013 due to the illness of Mrs.Chávez. We look forward to seeing them again soon. Maria Zamora will join us on 3-31-2014.]


When César Chávez came to Reno


    How often do we get to meet the great men of our age? Of the great apostles of nonviolence who have lived in our time and generations, I got to meet only one, but that was a meaningful one. César Chávez's (1986) visit to Reno gave me the opportunity to meet him, to shake his hand, to stand in his presence. It was an honor, one of the privileged moments of my life.

     On March 10, 1968, Robert Kennedy went to Delano to be with César when he broke his fast for nonviolence. Senator Kennedy said to César's supporters in the farm workers, "And when your children and grandchildren take their place in America, going to high school and college and taking good jobs at good pay — when you look at them, you will say, 'I did this. I was there, at the point of difficulty and danger'. And though you may be old and bent from many years of labor, no man will stand taller than you when you say, 'I marched with César'."

     We have not been very good custodians of that hope. Good jobs at good pay seem further away than ever. We have to do better. César's example calls.

— Courtesy of longtime Nevada reporter Dennis Myers' Poor Denny's Almanac
Used by permission.



      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.

¿Quién fue César Chávez?

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




Blasts from the past

Reno César Chávez Day XI
March 28, 2013

Reno César Chávez Day X
March 31, 2012

Reno César Chávez Day IX
March 31, 2011

Reno César Chávez Day VIII
March 31, 2010

Reno César Chávez Day VII
March 31, 2009

Reno César Chávez Day VI
March 31, 2008

Reno César Chávez Day V
March 31, 2006

Reno César Chávez Day IV
March 31, 2005

Reno César Chávez Day III
March 31, 2004

Reno César Chávez Day II
March 31, 2003

Reno César Chávez Day I
July 15, 1986