A North Denver tradition returned this year, with participants in the annual César Chávez march again filling the streets between Regis University and César Chávez Park on Tennyson Street. The past two, when COVID kept organizers from holding the march, they still held leadership awards. The march and event at the park brings out people from across the metro area, including elected officials. This year, Senators Julie Gonzales and Robert Rodriguez, Representatives Serena Gonzales-Gutierrez, Adrienne Benavidez, and Jennifer Bacon, and City Councilwoman Jamie Torres participated in the march. Denver Clerk and Recorder Paul Lopez brought the city’s new mobile voter bus to the park and spoke at the event.
Dr. Ramon Del Castillo has been involved with organizing the event for 21 years. In his speech at the church, Del Castillo spoke about Chávez’ commitment to peace, his activism during Vietnam, and the ongoing conflicts in the Ukraine as well as civil unrest in the U.S.