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.
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