unmatched and comprehensive online meeting
hall for Nevada workers since 1995
republic and its press will rise or fall together."
Je Suis Charlie
to modern short attention spaniels: This front page is chronological,
the site map is categorical.
SITE NAVIGATION TIP: When all else fails, read the
favorite John Hanks
aphorism I've been using for decades)
St. Patrick was once a slave who returned to minister to the land which
St. Patrick's Day: in 1934,
thirty African American students were ejected from the U.S. House of
Representatives dining room when they sought service as a protest against
the firing of a waiter who tried to serve blacks, with police shoving
the students out of the restaurant, down the hallway, and outdoors,
fists swinging and blows landing; in 1966,
farm workers led by César Chávez
began a march from Delano to Sacramento; in 1970,
U.S. postal workers struck.
Chávez Long March, 3-17-1966
by Reno artist Erik Holland
watercolor above was displayed for several years in the Nevada
Legislature offices of Sen. (now Congressman) Ruben Kihuen,
D-Las Vegas, prime sponsor of the 2009 César Chávez
Day bill. Mr. Holland is preparing a new painting to be unveiled
at César Chávez
on March 31, 2018, at Circus Circus-Reno. Click
here for event reservations and sponsorship opportunities.
© 2009 Erik Holland. All rights reserved.
beware the Ides of March
house: Renters face a bleak future in the Truckee Meadows
Shoddy developers still call the shots
Dennis Myers / Reno News & Review 3-8-2018
And we didn't
even get kissed afterward
News, Bulletins & Almanac 2018
Breaking News, Bulletins
& Almanac 2017
world in fear: It's always 9/11 somewhere
by Andrew Barbáno
/ Expanded from the 3-14-2018 Sparks
a little child shall lead them
March 14: National student walkout
for gun control. Stand by for detention, you rambunctious
little protestors. The University of Nevada-Reno says OK.
The Washoe County School District says you're busted, you
truant juvenile delinquents.
JUNCTION: Reno-Sparks students risk reprisals for anti-gun walkout
Siobhan McAndrew / Reno Gazette-Journal 3-13-2018
date is an opportunity for Washoe students
Washoe School District Trustee Scott Kelley Op-Ed / Reno Gazette-Journal
for a nation more interested in butt control than gun controlAndrew
Sparks Tribune, 3-14-2018
for Our Lives and against guns Saturday, March 24,
in front of the Bruce Thompson Federal Building, W. Liberty
at S. Virginia, Reno, 11:30 a.m., concluding
at the Reno City Hall BELIEVE PLAZA at 1:30 p.m. PDT / Info:
County Commissioner Kitty Jung wins poll position on candidate filing
Virginia teachers: Strike one, strike won
by Andrew Barbáno
/ Expanded from the 3-7-2018 Sparks
Chávez Celebration XVI
de César Chávez XVI
31 March 2018
31 de Marzo 2018
Circus Circus Reno / Doors open 5:30, Dinner 7:00 p.m.
table and ticket information
Left to right, Maria
Zamora, Librado "Lee" Chávez
and Tony Mayorga. Lee Chávez
holds up a hand-crafted United Farm Workers of America flag signed
by his late brother. The flag is part of Ms. Zamora's collection
memorabilia which she displayed at the 2004 Chávez
Celebration. Ms. Zamora marched with César
in the 1960's and cooked for the multitudes as they trekked across
California. She traveled from California to attend the 2014 event
and has been our guest several times since. She
weaved wonderful stories for the audience in her
Hall of Fame address. As
family was well represented by
Reno resident Ramon Chávez
and his family. Tony
Mayorga served many years as director of training and President
of Laborers' Union Local 169, a founding sponsor of the celebration.
and a dozen family members attended the 2008-2011 events. Lee and
Tony are now gone. César Chávez
Nevada Labor Hall of Famer Maria will induct Tony into that exclusive
club on March 31, 2018.
a chilly night, a hot time was had by
& Construction Trades Council of Northern Nevada/AFL-CIO roasted
Brother Todd Koch into retirement on Saturday, 24 Feb. 2018 at Circus
Circus-Reno. Mandalay Ballroom dinner was primo as usual.
leader Todd Koch departs with praises sung and feathers singed
a Fox: Rosie in 1995
Parker Fraley, aka Rosie the Riveter, dies at 96
Mrs. Fraley’s connection to Rosie was made public in 2016, ending
years of speculation over who was the model for the fictional 1940s
By Margalit Fox / The New York Times front page 23 January
the hard way!