9th Annual Cesar Chavez Day Celebration

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9th Annual Cesar Chavez Day Celebration
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Join GALEO at 11:00AM this Thursday in Room 605 of the Coverdell Legislative Office Building (next to the capitol) for our 9th annual Cesar Chavez day celebration!

We will be honoring the legacy of Cesar Chavez as well as the winners of the 9th Annual GALEO Cesar Chavez Essay Contest!

This year's ceremony will feature Mayor Ted Terry from Clarkston, Georgia. Mr. Terry is also the State Campaign Director for the Georgia AFL-CIO (The American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations).

The purpose of the ceremony is to honor civil rights legend, Cesar Chavez, and increase awareness of the continual plight of farm workers and their contributions to America. Chavez's leadership was critical to organizing farm workers and founding what is today known as the United Farm Workers union. He remains one of the foremost Latino leaders in American history. His birthday, March 31st , is officially recognized as a state holiday in California, Colorado and Texas, and GALEO supports the movement to create a national holiday in honor of Chavez.

Taylor, Lee & Associates have donated a pair of mini iPad's as prizes for some of the contest winners. Other winners will also receive prizes donated by Telemundo, BB&T, CNN, Gwinnett Braves, High Museum of Art, and GALEO.
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By: GALEO.org