Annual fair in honor of Cesar E. Chavez coming tomorrow

Long Beach residents are invited to enjoy live cultural performances, family fun activities, job training and career pathway opportunities and more at the annual Cultural Performing Arts and Community Wellness Fair in honor of Cesar E. Chavez happening tomorrow, March 18, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Cesar E. Chavez Park.

The event is a collaboration between local community organizations and the city to engage residents, honor the legacy of Cesar E. Chavez and provide citizenship and immigration assistance.

“It’s important that we have cultural identity and cultural celebration. … Gathering and bringing people together is healing for our community,” said Jessica Quintana, executive director of Centro CHA. “Adding resources and benefits for the community is so important, for people to know that it’s a place where people care.”

The event will take place at the Jenny Oropeza Community Center at Cesar E. Chavez park located at 401 Golden Ave. Courtesy of Centro CHA.

Attendees interested in participating in the citizenship fair will need to bring their most recent tax returns or their 2023 verification of benefits from the Department of Public Social Services. Those who participate will also have their United States Citizenship and Immigration Services filing fee waived, saving $725.

Covid-19 vaccines will also be available for anyone over the age of 5. Walk-ins are welcome, but those interested can call (562) 505-6300 to receive more information.

The event will take place at the Jenny Oropeza Community Center at Cesar E. Chavez park, 401 Golden Ave.

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