• June 21st, 2024
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29th Annual Recuerda César Chávez y Dolores Huerta Celebration  


Photo: RCCC The Recuerda a César Chávez Committee is hosting the 13th Annual Dolores Huerta Day of Service & Learning on Friday, April 1st.

 

 

On Saturday, April 2, 2022, the Recuerda a César Chávez Committee (RCCC) is proud to host the 29th Annual César Chávez and Dolores Huerta Celebration in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

 

Dolores Huerta, labor leader and co-founder of the united Farm Workers will be the event’s honored guest and keynote speaker.

 

The free community event is an annual celebration that pays tribute to César Chávez and Dolores Huerta, the civil rights leaders who have inspired us to believe that together we “can” make a difference. In keeping with their unwavering courage, this year’s celebration is conducted in the spirit of “Si se Puede,” “Yes, we can” and will honor the hospital nurses, teachers, farm workers and many more frontline essential workers who have kept us going throughout the COVID pandemic.

 

For over two years, the impact of COVID has affected many families and communities and, most notably, the essential workers who often risk their own health and welfare on the frontlines of COVID-19 to help get us through this pandemic.

 

“It’s so important to remember our city’s legacy of community leadership, and lift up their mission to create equitable opportunity,” said Mayor Tim Keller. “The fight for labor and civil rights did not pause when the pandemic hit and is as critical today as ever. We’re grateful for our partners and Albuquerque advocates who are keeping the fight alive and making progress happen.”

 

“It’s so important to remember our city’s legacy of community leadership, and lift up their mission to create equitable opportunity. The fight for labor and civil rights did not pause when the pandemic hit and is as critical today as ever.”
Tim Keller, Albuquerque Mayor

 

In keeping with the spirit of service to community set by César Chavez and Dolores Huerta, the RCCC is also hosting the 13th Annual Dolores Huerta Day of Service & Learning on Friday, April 1st. The virtual day of service learning with Albuquerque public school students will include a Zoom meeting with Dolores Huerta to discuss their projects.

 

The RCCC will also be collecting donations of work gloves for New Mexico farm workers. The public can drop donations off Saturday April 2nd from 9am-11am in the NHCC parking lot, 1701 4th Street SW,  Albuquerque, NM 87102.

 

Special guests will include Albuquerque Mayor Tim Keller, NHCC Executive Director Dr. Margie Huerta, Mexican Consul General Norma Ang Sánchez, Congresswoman Melanie Stansbury, and keynote speaker Dolores Huerta.

 

The RCCC 17th Annual “Si Se Puede” Awards, will be given to two individuals who have served their community in the spirit of César Chávez and Dolores Huerta. Event entertainment features two bands, Nosotros, one of the most recognizable Latin bands in the Southwest and has shared the stage with some of the biggest names in music; and Lasotras is an Albuquerque-based group that performs U.S. and Latin American folk music.

 

The celebration is sponsored by the City of Albuquerque and is supported by the National Hispanic Cultural Center (NHCC) and the County of Bernalillo. The entire event will be livestreamed on the Recuerda a César Chávez Committee website so that the public can safely observe all of the activities. The virtual celebration will feature a private event with key leaders, local dignitaries, and keynote speaker Dolores Huerta honoring the frontline essential workers to whom we owe such a great debt. Other highlights include a car show, blood drive, health screenings.

 

For more information visit the Recuerda a César Chávez website. Proof of vaccination and mask required for all in attendance.

 

 

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