SPC participates in the 28th Annual Cesar E. Chavez March for Justice

April 4, 2024

SPC Marketing & Strategic Communications

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St. Philip’s College students, faculty, staff, and administrators joined thousands of San Antonio community members for the 28th Annual Cesar E. Chavez March for Justice held on March 23, 2024.

To prepare for the march and to foster a deeper understanding of social injustices, the Mexican American Studies Program in collaboration with the First Year Experience Program and SPC Library, hosted the Cesar Chavez March Poster Party on both campuses. During these events, students created posters, viewed educational films about the Chicano Movement, and engaged with library guides.  

The march began with an opening ceremony, which featured welcome remarks by local elected officials and ended with a dove release. With school banners and posters held high, the college community walked for two miles to honor the legacy of the American labor leader and civil rights activist.

Nearly 30 SPC participants were joined by Congressman Joaquin Castro, Bexar County Judge Peter Sakai and Alamo Colleges District Board Trustee Joe Alderete, Jr.

“Participating in the Cesar Chavez March hits so close to home. As the grandson of migrant workers, I say that the march for justice embodies the very values that we should all know and understand: fairness and equality for all workers, regardless of what you do. I was proud to march with SPC and know they support the cause of equality and justice for all,” said Administrative Services Specialist Ryan Garza.

At the end of the march, participants were invited to a celebration with music, food trucks, and guest speakers at the Hemisphere Park.