📸: Kaylee Greenlee Beal | @kgreenleephoto | Heron contributor
The 26th Cesar E. Chavez March for Justice returned to the streets of San Antonio this morning following a two-year hiatus because of the pandemic. Thousands of people gathered near the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center at Guadalupe and South Brazos streets on the West Side, and heard remarks from local dignitaries before heading east toward downtown in honor of the civil rights leader. Erika Prosper, wife of Mayor Ron Nirenberg, served as grand marshal. Other dignitaries included Paul Chavez, president and CEO of the Cesar Chavez Foundation, and Ernest Martinez, chairman of the Cesar E. Chavez Educational & Legacy Foundation. Dozens of Ukrainian flags, in solidarity with the Ukrainian people, joined the traditional flags of the United Farm Workers of America among the crowd. The march ended at Hemisfair. — Heron staff
Kaylee Greenlee Beal is a freelance photojournalist based in San Antonio. She graduated from Baylor University in May 2020 with a major in journalism and minor in political science. Follow her on Twitter at @kayleegreenlee or on Instagram at @kgreenleephoto.