Some 700 to participate in 2017 César Chávez March

Contact: Jeanne Baron
Photo from Kalamazoo César Chávez March.

Kalamazoo's César Chávez March

KALAMAZOO, Mich.—Some 700 students and members of the public are expected to participate in Kalamazoo's 23rd annual César Chávez March and program Thursday, March 30, from downtown Kalamazoo to the Bernhard Center on the Western Michigan University campus.

The march will begin at 9:30 a.m. with participants gathering at Bronson Park for a brief organizing session before marching to WMU. The public portion of the event will end with the march at about 10:30 a.m. This year's after-march program is by invitation only.

The César E. Chávez March is the largest such march in southwest Michigan. The 2017 event is being organized by the Kalamazoo Central High School Bilingual Club and Kalamazoo César E. Chávez March Committee with support from the Kalamazoo Public Schools and WMU's Division of Multicultural Affairs and Office of Diversity and Inclusion.

For more information, visit Questions about the march may be directed to Mike Ramirez at or (269) 387-3329.

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