Local schools commemorate Cesar Chavez

March 30, 2009 2:03:22 PM PDT
The official holiday is Tuesday, but several school districts commemorated Cesar Chavez day, today.

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In Oakland, 24 students and community members marched down International Boulevard to honor the late labor rights leader.

Organizers of the march also expressed support for bills that would make financial aid available to undocumented immigrants.

Chavez gained national attention for his fight for better working conditions for farm workers. California is one of several states that honors his birthday as a holiday.

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