César Chávez, Mission Santa Clara de Asís

Masses Commemorating The 25th Anniversary Of César Chávez’s Death

On April 23, 2018 Mission Santa Clara de Asis hosted a Catholic mass honoring the 25th Anniversary of César Chávez‘s Death in Arizona.

César Chávez‘s sister Rita and his niece Barbara Medina-Aranda were present for the mass.

At mass the I got the oppurtunity to meet Serena Alvarez who’s father worked closely with Dolores Huerta. Before his death he was the Vice President of Dolores Huerta’s foundation.

After the mass a reception was held at the nearby Adobe building, where a Santa Clara Delegate to César Chávez‘s funeral at the César Chávez National Munument spoke.

Author’s Note:

The César Chávez National Monument held an additional mass to mark the 25th Anniversary of César Chávez’s death on April 23, 2018.  After the mass attendees were taken to the site of César Chávez‘s grave.

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