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5th Annual César Chávez Celebration

Entertainment features: Ballet Folklorico Xanharati & Alberto Cárdenas and the Mariachi México Internacional

PARKING: Parking is free for this event. Download & print the parking pass here.

This annual event focuses on educating our communities about the legacy of César E. Chávez, an unselfish advocate of social justice and respect for human dignity.

The César E. Chávez Celebration programming highlights the youth in our community. Building on the success of the Marcus Center’s Dr. King Birthday Celebration, we engage young people from schools throughout the region through art, writing, and speech contests.

Non-Violence – Invoking non-violence as the most powerful tool for achieving social/economic justice and equality; action that requires boldness and courage versus meekness and passivity.

“Non-violence is not inaction. It is not discussion. It is not for the timid or weak … Nonviolence is hard work. It is the willingness to sacrifice. It is the patience to win.”


Grades 6-8
1st - Giuliana Vallejo Adlape
2nd - Elizabeth Neri
3rd - Tania Munoz-Prada

Grades 3-5
1st - Marra Chrara
2nd - Axel Quijas
3rd - Angel Mejia Garista

Grades K-2
1st - Christopher Mazaba
2nd - Liliana JimAnez-Reveles
3rd - Juliana Saavedra-Sanchez

1st - "Black Girl in America" by Delilah Bolden & Julissia Collins
2nd - Brandon Gorton (Cesar Chavez and Food Deserts in Milwaukee)
3rd - Azaria Elerson (Cesar Chavez in America and Non-Violence)

Grades 9-12
1st Brandon Gorton

Grades 6-8
1st - Niles Janzen Godbolt "Non-Violence is the Best Path to Justice"

Grades 3-5
1st - Mahogany Hill "Planting Seeds of Peace"
2nd - Azaria Elerson "Walk the Road of Peace!"
3rd - Florence Okidi

Resource Guide

Event dates

March 19 @ 1:00 pm


Mercadera Marketplace:
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm & 6:00 pm-7:00 pm

Chávez Celebration & Program:
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Comped Parking Pass

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Family , Free , Speaker


Bradley Pavilion
929 N Water St
Milwaukee, WI 53202
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