Cesar E. Chavez Foundation support letter

Following is the text of the support letter received by the widow of Cesar Chavez on the occasion of the Global Peace Walk's initiating route in 1995 from New York to San Francisco having the honor of the hospitality of the UFW and Cesar E. Chavez Foundation community called La Paz, in Keene, California in the southern Sierra Nevada foothills between Tehachapi and Bakersfield, California, the final resting place of this widely beloved California champion of nonviolence and social justice, La Paz, The Peace.

The below letter was among those hand delivered to the President of the United Nations General Assembly at an NGO conference at the UN on October 26, 1995.



PO Box 62, Keene, CA 93531, Phone 805-822-5571, Fax 805-822-7329

7 June 1995

Dear Rev. Yusen Yamato,

I want to thank you and all of the supporters and participants in the Global Peace March for honoring us and for honoring Cesar's legacy by visiting and praying at his grave site here at La Paz.

We all must make a commitment to work for peace and for justice in our world. Your efforts demonstrate to the word, and remind us all here at La Paz, that there is much work to be done. You will never know the true magnitude of the positive effects your march is havign on the many communities you have visited and will visit while on your journey.

You and the participants of the Global Peace Now march are leading us all by standing up and taking the right steps -- the steps towards peace and justice for everyone. As you leave La Paz to continue on this march down the road to justice and to sanity, I want you to know that you carry with you my blessings and prayers, in the spirit of my husband, Cesar E. Chavez.

Si Se Puede!


Helen F. Chavez


A printable copy of the signed original letter is linked to attachment bar at bottom of this email posted at http://www.egroups.com/group/global-peace-walk/204.html