Event resonates with GJ man who marched with Chavez

Crowd honors labor-rights activist

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Nelly Garcia, left, urges on a crowd of peaceful demonstrators marching along North Avenue in honor of Cesar Chavez, the Hispanic farmer and labor leader. About six dozen people participated in the march, which traveled along North from 10th Street to Third Street and back before a celebration of Chavez’ life began at Mesa State’s College Center.



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Nelly Garcia, left, urges on a crowd of peaceful demonstrators marching along North Avenue in honor of Cesar Chavez, the Hispanic farmer and labor leader. About six dozen people participated in the march, which traveled along North from 10th Street to Third Street and back before a celebration of Chavez’ life began at Mesa State’s College Center.

When Grand Junction resident Geno Salaz marched with labor-rights activist Cesar Chavez, the former farm worker didn’t march for his rights alone. “It wasn’t just a march…




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