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Claremont will have street closures Friday for rally

College Avenue, between Fourth and Sixth Streets, will be closed tomorrow, March 30, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for the “Dining in the Streets” banquet and rally, a public event recognizing Cesar Chavez Day and supporting the Pomona College Dining hall workers.

Sponsored by Unite Here Local 11 and a number of other organizations, the event hopes to raise awareness of the dining workers’ attempts to unionize. The event also wishes to call attention to Pomona College’s firing of 16 immigrant dining hall workers in December.

The event itself with take place from 12 to 2 p.m. and will begin with a march from Shelton Park at the corner of Harvard and Bonita Avenues, and continue with free food and a number of speakers, including Judy Chu, Congresswoman from the 32nd Congressional District of California. An estimated 600 to 700 attendees are expected, according to representatives and event planners of Unite Here Local 11.

The event received approval by both the Traffic and Transportation Commission and the Claremont City Council.

For more information, visit the event’s Facebook page, titled “Pomona College Dining Hall in the Streets!”

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