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The Madera Folkloric Group performed at Courthouse Park.

The Madera Folkloric Group performed at Courthouse Park last Sunday, March 29.

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The Madera Coalition for Community Justice is a small organization made up of four individuals, who put on events such as the Interfaith and Intercultural Day, organize food drives and make people aware of programs to help the diverse culture of the community. 

Though the César Chávez Celebration, now in its 15th year, was short, it did have plenty of heart. About 30 children sang as parents took photos to remember the moment.

A Madera Folkloric dancer sways in a traditional dance.

A Madera Folkloric dancer sways in a traditional dance.

Vaqueros patroled Courthouse Park. And some stopped at times to deliver a short dance from atop the 1,200-pound horses they controlled near the crowd of 500 at the event.

Presentations were short. And the sound system a little sketchy, but good enough to get the message across that it was day of celebration.

“Si se puede,” shouted school teacher Blanca Rodríguez-Bishop.

Children also performed in the celebration.
Children also performed in the celebration.

To learn more about the Madera Coalition for Community Justice, call (559) 661-1879.

No family is turned away at the food giveaways. Call about the details.

Written by Daniel Cásarez

March 31st, 2009 at 11:39 pm

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