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Posted on: April 17, 2012

[ARCHIVED] 10th Annual Cesar Chavez Celebration

Lafayette Cesar Chavez Celebration (LCCC) Coordinating Council announces its 10th annual celebration to honor Cesar Chavez, a Chicano activist who, with Dolores Huerta established the United Farmworkers’ Union in 1962.

The LCCC is a 5 week celebration that will include 16 free activities designed to raise awareness about social justice issues, create a deeper understanding about how to improve the quality of life for all people, and motivate people to take action on issues that are important to them. The LCCC was started in 2003 as a grassroots effort and is believed to be the longest running celebration of its kind in the country.

This year’s activities include a 35 day community fast, two days of communal healing for activists and their allies, movies and discussions, poetry readings, numerous school activities, Día de los Niños, a community Birthday Celebration and March, Community Talking Circle, Community Day of Silence, community service day, art exhibit, and a farm worker experience exhibit.

Each activity is organized by groups such as Lafayette Public Library, Reading to End Racism, Project YES, Boulder Valley Safe Schools Coalition, Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays, Lafayette Senior Services, ESL Parent Group, Out Boulder, and the Lafayette Latino Advisory Board.

The Celebration is funded by among others, the City of Lafayette Latino Advisory Board, Boulder County, and the Parent Engagement Network. Local business sponsors include Morrell Communication, Colorado Hometown Newspaper, Casa Alvarez and Santiago’s Restaurant.

In 2008 a video documentary was created so that people with access to the internet could learn about the celebration. View the documentary.

Learn more about this year’s Celebration.
For more information, please contact Rosabelle Rice at 720-838-9509.

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