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Photo Essay, Photojournalism

El Paso’s Cesar Chavez day parade

March 31 marks the 90th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar.

It marks the official opening of the Eiffel Tower and the Japanese invasion of Christmas Island during WWII.

Among Chican@s though, March 31 swells around the memory of César Estrada Chávez.

March 31 marks César Chávez Day. March 31 marks a call for peaceful demonstrations against abuse of the voiceless in society. It calls for love and appreciation for the struggling farm worker.

In El Paso, this day was honored and celebrated with a parade through the city’s downtown. That day, César Chávez’s legacy and his struggle in the name of farm worker’s dignity  echoed through the streets of El Chuco.



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About rayaguirre3

I grew up in San Elizario, a few miles outside of El Paso, Texas. My affair with photography started with the disposable cameras I'd carry everywhere. As the years went by and the cameras got bigger, I became known as the guy with the lens in people's faces. Photography is known to be the art of capturing the moment. I love to be the one who seeks that moment out. Much like life and love, photography is based on perspective. My aim is to provide a new one.


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