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Immaculate Conception-Yuma - 0089
Mass in honor of Cesar E. Chávez
Wednesday 31 at 7:00 a.m.
Immaculate Conception Parish
Between the years 1960 to 1980 of the last century, a young Mexican-American Campesino begins the fight for the defense of agricultural workers in the state of California under the protection of Santa María de Guadalupe, an image printed on a banner that would accompany him at all times.
“La Causa” as this unprecedented historical movement led by him was called, and the Union of Campesinos (United Farm Workers) managed to improve the living conditions of many poor and oppressed farm workers.
His love for Jesus Christ led him to deepen the knowledge of His message to follow and live with Him in order to give a reason for his hope to others.
Cesar Chaves was born in Yuma on March 31, 1927, and was baptized on May 21 of the same year in the parish of Inmaculada Concepción.