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CANCELED — Eric Chavez, grandson of UFW founder, to be guest speaker at CHAC’s César E. Chávez Recognition Awards on March 27

Editor’s note: The Sixth annual César E. Chávez Community Recognition Breakfast has been canceled due to concern over the impact of Covid-19. Please visit https://coconinochac.org for the latest information.

FLAGSTAFF — Eric Chavez, grandson of United Farmworkers of America founder César E. Chávez, will be the guest speaker at the Sixth annual César E. Chávez Community Recognition Breakfast from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Friday, March 27, 2020 at American Legion Post 3, 204 W. Birch Ave., Flagstaff.

The event, presented by the Coconino County Hispanic Advisory Council (CHAC), with the support of Coconino County and the Coconino County Public Works, honors Coconino County Hispanic community and student leaders. Doors open at 6:30 a.m. with the program beginning promptly at 7:30 a.m.

Eric Chavez, director of communications for the Chavez Institute for Social Justice, grew up as the eldest grandson of César E. Chávez. He born in the middle of a tumultuous period in U.S. history and raised in the heart of a civil rights movement that would change the world. He was encouraged to speak out against wrong and he was taught to take action when it is needed. He has been an active participant and avid supporter who has spoken at hundreds of events across the United States and Mexico on behalf of the movement and legacy of his grandfather.

Eric joined the United Farm Workers of America as an active volunteer in 1991, and as part of his commitment to the Farmworker Movement, he took a vow of poverty for the next three years.  He worked directly with Cesar and other key leaders on organizing projects across the United States including organizing grassroots support for the grape boycott in New York City and lobbing for union support in Washington, D.C., working directly on contemporary issues like immigration, labor and communications.

Tickets are $12 and can be purchased at the door. Required reservations are due by 5 p.m. Friday, March 20, 2020. Contact Susan Garretson at sgarretson@coconino.az.gov or call (928) 679-7135 to make reservations or for more information.

CHAC soliciting nominations for annual recognition awards. Nominations due by Feb. 28

Sixth annual César E. Chávez Community Recognition Breakfast to be held Friday, March 27 in Flagstaff. RSVP seating deadline is March 20

FLAGSTAFF — The Coconino County Hispanic Advisory Council (CHAC) will present its sixth annual César E. Chávez Community Recognition Breakfast from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Friday, March 27, 2020 at American Legion Post 3, 204 W. Birch Ave., Flagstaff. Doors open at 6:30 a.m.

The event honors Coconino County Hispanic Community Leaders and Heroes, University/College/High School Student Leaders.

CHAC is currently accepting invitations for the countywide recognition awards. Nominations by due by 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28, 2020.

Send an email to Susan Garretson at sgarretson@coconino.az.gov to receive a copy of the nomination form or click here. Winners will be notified by Monday, March 16, 2020.

Tickets for the recognition breakfast are $12 and can be purchased at the door. Required reservations for seating are due by 5 p.m. Friday, March 20. 2020. Contact Susan Garretson at sgarretson@coconino.az.gov or call (928) 679-7135 to make reservations or for more information.

CHAC soliciting nominations for annual recognition awards. Nominations due by Feb. 28

imageSixth annual César E. Chávez Community Recognition Breakfast to be held Friday, March 27 in Flagstaff. RSVP seating deadline is March 20

FLAGSTAFF — The Coconino County Hispanic Advisory Council (CHAC) will present its sixth annual César E. Chávez Community Recognition Breakfast from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Friday, March 27, 2020 at American Legion Post 3, 204 W. Birch Ave., Flagstaff. Doors open at 6:30 a.m.

The event honors Coconino County Hispanic Community Leaders and Heroes, University/College/High School Student Leaders.

CHAC is currently accepting invitations for the countywide recognition awards. Nominations by due by 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28, 2020.

Send an email to Susan Garretson at sgarretson@coconino.az.gov to receive a copy of the nomination form. Winners will be notified by Monday, March 16, 2020.

Tickets for the recognition breakfast are $12 and can be purchased at the door. Required reservations for seating are due by 5 p.m. Friday, March 20. 2020. Contact Susan Garretson at sgarretson@coconino.az.gov or call (928) 679-7135 to make reservations or for more information.

CHAC presents public meetings first Wednesday of every month*


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FLAGSTAFF — The Coconino County Hispanic Advisory Council (CHAC) holds public meetings at 5:30 p.m. the first Wednesday* of every month at the Coconino County Administration Building, 219 E. Cherry Ave., Flagstaff, Arizona.

*Meetings are subject to change due to holidays, annual board retreat in January**. Notification of changes will be announced 24 hours before the meeting. Contact Susie Garretson at sgarretson@coconino.az.gov or 928-679-7135 for the next meeting date.

Download agendas, minutes HERE

CHAC serves as an official liaison and communications link between the Hispanic community and the Coconino County Board of Supervisors, so please bring any concerns you may have about equal education opportunities, fair employment, juvenile justice, political representation and other issues.

CHAC is a supporter of the Ballet Folklórico de Colores — Flagstaff, Flagstaff Nuestras Raíces, the Hispanic Convocation at Northern Arizona University, the Sunnyside Neighborhood Association of Flagstaff and other organizations.

Call 928-679-7135, send an email to Susie Garretson at sgarretson@coconino.az.gov or visit https://cchac.wordpress.com for more information.

** In lieu of a meeting, CHAC will hold a planning retreat in January

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FLAGSTAFF
 — El Consejo Asesor Hispano del Condado de Coconino (CHAC) celebra reuniones públicas a las 5:30 pm el primer miércoles de cada mes en el Edificio de Administración del Condado de Coconino, Junta de Supervisores Cámaras, 219 E. Cherry Ave., Flagstaff.

* * Las reuniones están sujetas a cambios debido a días festivos, retiro anual de la junta en enero **.  Notificación de cambios se darán a conocer 24 hours antes de la reunión. Llame al 928-679-7135 o envíe un correo electrónico a Susie Garretson at sgarretson@coconino.az.gov para la próxima fecha de reunión.

CHAC sirve como enlace oficial y nexos de comunicación entre la comunidad hispana y la Junta de Supervisores del Condado de Coconino, así que por favor traiga cualquier preocupación que pueda tener acerca de la igualdad de oportunidades de educación, empleo justo, la justicia de menores, la representación política y otros temas.

CHAC es un partidario del Ballet Folklórico de Colores – Flagstaff, Flagstaff Nuestras Raíces, la Convocación Hispana en la Universidad del Norte de Arizona, la Asociación de Vecinos de Sunnyside de Flagstaff y otras organizaciones.

Llame al 928-679-7135 o envíe un correo electrónico a Susie Garretson at sgarretson@coconino.az.gov o visite https://cchac.wordpress.com para más información.

** En lugar de una reunión, CHAC llevará a cabo un retiro de planificación en enero.

CHAC honors Purple Heart recipients, community and student leaders at 2019 César E. Chávez Community Recognition Breakfast

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Photos by Frank X. Moraga & Richard Eaton ©2019 AmigosNAZ
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FLAGSTAFF— Area Purple Heart recipients and their family members received a well-deserved community recognition, while a representative from the Cesar Chavez Foundation recounted the organization’s past while outlining the steps to share the vision César E. Chávez to a new generation, during the fifth annual César E. Chávez Community Recognition Breakfast held Friday, March 29, 2019 at American Legion Mark A. Moore Post No. 3, Flagstaff.

The celebration, which drew a record audience of 150-plus commuity members, dignitaries and elected officials, was presented by the Coconino County Hispanic Advisory Council (CHAC).

Purple Heart recipients honored during the event included Daniel M. Bernardo, Lance Davison, Clory Duran, Miguel Eugene Garcia, Joseph Hudson, Marc. A Hunter, Lori Ann Piestewa, Simon A. Sandoval Jr., Tom G. Urias and Guadalupe Velasco Jr.

Bill Barquin, chair of the Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and chief operating officer for the Cesar Chavez Foundation’s Communications Fund and its flagship program — Radio Compesina, served as keynote speaker. Barquinhas been recognized by the Phoenix Business Journal as a 40 under 40 Leader in Arizona, as well as a recipient of the Univision Communications “40 Under 40 Hispanic Leaders in Arizona” and Cox Communication’s Hispanic Leader of Arizona.

The celebration also included the presentation of the Community Life Time Award presented to the memory of Robert A. Reyes, a U.S. Navy veteran who passed away on Dec. 31, 2018. “Bobby” was a past State Commander of the American Legion and retired in 2014 as the Post Adjutant.

The 2019 Community Leadership Award was presented to Joe Gutierrez, who has been a principal at Killip Elementary School in Sunnyside for 24 years. Student awards were presented to Omar Gomez, a senior at Northern Arizona University and David Joseph Melendez-Salgado, also a senior at Northern Arizona University.

Planning is already under way for the 2020 celebration. CHAC also plans to honor other area Purple Heart recipients at its future monthly meetings. Recipients or their family members should provide contact information to Susan Garretson at sgarretson@coconino.az.gov