VIA and Bexar Country have partnered to provide complimentary Park & Service to the Cesar E. Chavez March for Justice on Saturday, March 30.

The Cesar E. Chavez Legacy & Educational Foundation (CECLEF) announced the new collaboration on March 20, 2019, marking the first time participants can enjoy fare-free service in the event’s 23-year history.

Passengers may access fare-free service to the march from 8 to 10 a.m. on March 30 from the downtown UTSA parking lots on Dolorosa Street at Pecos La Trinidad Street and from the Alamodome parking lots B and C on Cherry Street. Return service will be offered until 3 p.m. from Old Bowie Street next to the Institute of Texan Cultures Gate 4.

The organization’s annual march is co-sponsored by the City of San Antonio. This year’s theme is celebrating “Voices and Votes for Education, Social Justice, and Equality.” The Grand Marshal for the procession is Cesar Luis Chavez, grandson to Cesar E. Chavez. Honorary Grand Marshal is Texas A&M University-San Antonio President Dr. Cynthia Teniente-Matson.

“San Antonio has a long history of honoring its heroes. From our military heroes to the great Dr. Martin Luther King, the community of San Antonio does it right. But equally important, and at the core of The Cesar E. Chavez Legacy & Educational Foundation’s mission is honoring Cesar E. Chavez,” said Cesar E. Chavez Legacy & Educational Foundation (CECLEF) Chairman Ernest J. Martinez. “Every year, thousands march together in unity to pay tribute to the life and legacy of Cesar Chavez. The march now attracts all parts of the community to include youth organizations, university student groups, employer diversity groups, and non-profit organizations from across the community.”

March participants are encouraged to drop off canned food items at the beginning of the March’s route, 723 S. Brazos, to benefit the San Antonio Food Bank through the “Yes We Can/Sí Se Puede” campaign.

About the Cesar E. Chavez Legacy & Educational Foundation

The Cesar E. Chavez Legacy & Educational Foundation, a 100-percent volunteer-led organization, is a local 501c3 non-profit whose mission is to preserve the life and legacy of Cesar E. Chavez through educational and community outreach efforts. The CECLEF awards scholarships annually to area high school graduating seniors and gives back during the holiday through the Jaime P. Martinez Thanksgiving in the Barrio.