Friday, March 26, 2021

Food, Water and PPE Distribution Honors César Chávez in a ¡Si Se Puede! Day of Action/Community Service Event




Food, Water and PPE Distribution Honors César Chávez in ¡Si Se Puede! Day of Action Event

Councilwoman Vanessa Fuentes joins the Austin Latino Coalition, an alliance of Latino organizations and individuals established to promote civic involvement and self-determination by Latinos in the city, to honor the legacy and celebrate the 94th birthday of the civil rights and labor movement leader César Chávez on Saturday, March 27, 2021, 9 a.m. to noon at Eastside Memorial Early College High School (1012 Arthur Stiles Road).
 
The César Chávez ¡Si Se Puede! Day of Action/Community Service will provide community members an opportunity to take action while serving fellow Austinites in need by distributing free food, fresh produce/fruit, water and PPE supplies, as well as offering on-site voter registration.
 
"César Chávez continues to be an inspirational figure for Latinos across the world," says Councilwoman Fuentes. "His service is a reminder of the selfless ways in which we can commit ourselves to help others. I am grateful to be a part of this event and thank all of the other sponsors and the Austin Latino Coalition for their dedication to serve the Latino people and beyond."
 
The community is invited to drive-thru the event while supplies last. 
 
Partners for the event include the Central Texas Food Bank, Tito's Handmade Vodka, Latino HealthCare Forum, Austin ISD, Eastside Memorial Early College High School, Austin Councilwoman Vanessa Fuentes, Austin Council Member Pio Renteria and Travis County Constable George Morales. 
 
Who: Austin Latino Coalition
 
What: César Chávez ¡Si Se Puede! Day of Action/Community Service (drive-thru)
 
When: Saturday, March 27, 2021, 9 a.m. to Noon
A brief program commemorating the life and legacy of César Chávez is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. with remarks by community leaders and elected officials, followed by the distribution of supplies to the community at 9 a.m.
 
Where: Eastside Memorial Early College High School, 1012 Arthur Stiles Road
(Parking lot back of school near Performing Arts Center and Soccer Fields off Gardner Road)

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