Contact: Ald. José G. Pérez, (414) 286-2861

The public is invited to join residents and City of Milwaukee employees at the second annual Milwaukee César E. Chávez Day celebration at City Hall on Friday, March 31, which proudly marks the birthday of the renowned civil rights activist.

The event will begin at 10 a.m. in the first floor rotunda at City Hall, 200 E. Wells St., and city resource tables will be available from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. At 12 p.m. (noon) Alderman José G. Pérez will host a news conferenceand a celebratory cake cutting.

“Milwaukee’s César E. Chávez Day is a great example of progress, and illustrates how our city is a growing metropolis that celebrates people of all cultures,” Alderman Pérez said.

In 2014, Alderman Pérez co-sponsored successful Common Council legislation designating March 31annually as “César E. Chávez Day” in observance of the birthday of César E. Chávez and establishes that day as an optional holiday for city employees. Upon authorization from a department head, an employee may take César E. Chávez Day as a paid holiday in lieu of any other paid holiday that same calendar year.

Join the conversation: explore #ChavezDayMKE on social media.

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