March will honor the life of civil rights leader Cesar Chavez

DENVER – Denver city offices will be closed on Monday, March 26 in observance of Cesar Chavez day. The following Saturday (March 31) the civil rights leader will be honored with a March from Regis University to Cesar Chavez Park on Tennyson.

“They should remember it’s working class people, who in this case work in the fields and provide food that many times don’t have food for their own families, and somehow working together we can rid this world of poverty,” Dr. Ramon Del Castillo told Anne Trujillo on this weekend’s Politics Unplugged. Del Castillo is the chair of the Colorado Cesar Chavez Peace and Justice Committee.

This year the march is focusing on young people and the roles they can play in shaping not only their own future, but everyone’s.

“One thing that is very exciting to see is the transition of this movement from just being very loud activists and effective activists into actually being part of the government,” added committee member Manny del Rio. “We have some up and coming stars that are actually running for office and they will now be decision makers for the community and advocating for us through those means.”

Politics Unplugged airs Sundays at 4:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Denver7.

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