8th Annual Cesar Chavez Day of Remembrance Event Drew Over 200 Attendees

South Coast AQMD hosted the 8th Annual Cesar Chavez Day of Remembrance on Saturday, March 26th, 2022. The event highlighted Cesar Chavez’s legacy in civil rights and equality, with a focus on environmental justice. Chavez dedicated his life to fighting for disadvantaged communities, advocating for sustainability and equity for all.

The event was South Coast AQMD’s first in-person gathering following the COVID-19 pandemic and was held at the Center at Cathedral Plaza in Los Angeles. More than 200 guests participated in the event, including attendees from several schools and senior centers. The event was led by Eric Resendiz, a community journalist for ABC7 Eyewitness News. The keynote address was given by Teresa Romero, President of the United Farmworker and the first Latina and first immigrant woman to become president of a national union in the United States.

The Richard Alatorre Environmental Justice for All award was dually presented to U.S. Representative Tony Cárdenas and to Filipino American Labor Organizer Larry Itliong whose daughter, Patty Serda accepted on his behalf. 

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