Annual march honors legacy of Chavez

Committee to Honor César E. Chávez Chairperson Lupe Ramos-Montigny

By Michele Coffill

Grand Valley State University


Leaders from Grand Valley State University will join hundreds of college and K-12 students, community leaders and advocates at the 17th Annual César E. Chávez Social Justice March on Thursday, March 16.


• Details: The march will begin at 11 a.m. at the Cook Center Library, 1100 Grandville Ave. SW.


The march will cover the length of César E. Chávez Boulevard, celebrating the work and legacy of Chávez, and end with a community gathering at 11:30 a.m. at Potter’s House Church, 811 Chicago Dr., SW.


Grand marshals are President Juan R. Olivarez, Aquinas College, and President Steven C. Ender, Grand Rapids Community College.


Lupe Ramos-Montigny, committee chair, said the program is dedicated to “A Day Without Immigrants.”


Proceeds from a luncheon later in the afternoon will benefit a scholarship at Grand Valley that honors Ramos-Montigny.


Details are posted on Facebook, search for the Committee to Honor César E. Chávez.