Cesar Chavez honored in Salinas, la lucha sigue…

On Sunday April 3, 2005, more than 1,200 people marched through the streets of Salinas and rallied at the Cesar Chavez Library. While we honored the life struggle of Cesar Chavez, we too struggle to keep the Libraries open in Salinas. Connections were easily made between the U.S. government policy of endless war around the world and the closing of community resources such as the entire library system.

La Union Del Pueblo Entero, the United Farmworkers and the Monterey Bay Labor Council held banners to identify their participation in the Cesar Chavez march.

The last photo was taken at a park where a couple thousand people continued to celebrate at a festival hosted by Radio Campesina of Salinas.

See Also:

Cesar Chavez Celebrations in the Monterey Bay Area

Check out Indybay coverage!

2005 Cesar Chavez Parade in San Francisco

24-Hour Read-In in Salinas Held to Protest Library Closure

Crossposted at Santa Cruz Indymedia.

Author: Bradley Allen

Bradley Allen is a reporter and photographer in the Monterey Bay Area, and a collective member of the San Francisco Bay Area Independent Media Center (Indybay). Follow him on social media: @BradleySA.