Get SF Weekly Newsletters
Pin It

Happy Birthday, Cesar 

Wednesday, Apr 18 2012
Agricultural labor conditions have long been brutal — fair work breaks, restrooms, and even access to water have been denied to many migrant farm workers. Cesar E. Chávez gave a voice to these silent masses by advocating for basic human rights that brought about many changes in the 1970s and ’80s. He co-founded the United Farm Workers of America, which grew into one of the most influential unions. San Francisco’s yearly Cesar E. Chávez Holiday Parade & Festival celebrates the profound effects Chávez had within the migrant community. It includes music by Banda Los de Pueblo, Charros, and Los Costeños de Brentwood. Traditional Aztec dance performances come from Danza Azteca Xitlalli. Lucky for us, the dancing doesn’t stop there — also included are dancing horses, which are as wild and beautiful as they sound. For a movement that is still hard at work, a little bit of celebrating is in order to commemorate how far it’s come.
Sat., April 21, 11 a.m., 2012

About The Author

Ruby Perez

Related Locations


Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Popular Stories

  1. Most Popular Stories
  2. Stories You Missed


  • clipping at Brava Theater Sept. 11
    Sub Pop recording artists 'clipping.' brought their brand of noise-driven experimental hip hop to the closing night of 2016's San Francisco Electronic Music Fest this past Sunday. The packed Brava Theater hosted an initially seated crowd that ended the night jumping and dancing against the front of the stage. The trio performed a set focused on their recently released Sci-Fi Horror concept album, 'Splendor & Misery', then delved into their dancier and more aggressive back catalogue, and recent single 'Wriggle'. Opening performances included local experimental electronic duo 'Tujurikkuja' and computer music artist 'Madalyn Merkey.'"