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El Pasoans celebrate César Chávez Day and movie

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Sunday, March 30, 2014 - 9:07pm

El Pasoans have already started celebrating the legendary farm workers union leader... César Chávez.

Hundreds gathered at Lincoln Park to remember Chávez's life and work on farm workers' rights and equal pay.

Organizers say Sunday's event is especially important because it educates the youth.

And just in time for the anniversary, a new movie celebrating his life is playing in El Paso theathers. It's called "César Chávez: History is Made One Step at a Time."

Those who watched say the film stays true to Chávez's life and work.

"I actually learned a few things that I hadn't studied in books and materials so it's very important for everybody especially our young people to get out there and get caught up on what he meant to us," said Hector Gonzales of the Lincoln Park Conservation Committee.

In 1962, Chávez helped establish the National Farm Works Association, now known as the United Farm Workers of America. 

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