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Parade, Celebration Commemorate Labor Leader Cesar Chavez

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A community celebration and march was held Saturday in honor of labor leader and civil rights activist Cesar Chavez.

The parade route wound through Sherman Heights, Logan Heights and Barrio Logan.

Organizers said the event was designed to commemorate Chavez and unite and educate the community about his values.

"He organized people, he made people get better money, better wages, better treatment, safer working conditions," said parade spectator Garcia Rivas. "And, you know, when you have a blue collar job, that's the thing that you want at least -- just better, safer working conditions and a better wage so you can support your family."

The parade ended with a community celebration, where attendees could get information on workers' rights, immigrant health and education.

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