In honor of civil rights activist Cesar Chavez, Mesa State students organized a march down North Avenue. Chavez is best known for his work in promoting farm worker and labor rights amongst the Latino population.
Students marched down North Avenue chanting "Si se puede" or "yes we can" as a way to catch people's attention. They say Chavez's work shouldn't be forgotten, especially in an area with so many migrant workers.
"Not a lot of people know about him or know who he is. So it's important for us to help educate others here at Mesa State and let them know what an important person he was and the great things he did. It's just important for us to never forget him," says march organizer Jessie Herrera.
College professors from across Colorado even showed up to march. They believe it's important for the younger generations to carry on Chavez's legacy.