Cesar Chavez Day, Social Justice

Why César Chávez Day Needs to be Remembered

César Chávez was an Arizonian, WWII Veteran, a father, husband, organizer, and a leader. Chávez’ legacy as a leader among farm workers’ unions is honored on March 31st, on what would have been his 92nd birthday. On this day, the UFW martyrs also need to be remembered. These were men and women from Yemen, Mexico, and… Continue reading Why César Chávez Day Needs to be Remembered

Cesar Chavez Day, Social Justice

Why César Chávez Day Needs to be Remembered

César Chávez was an Arizonian, WWII Veteran, a father, husband, organizer, and a leader. Chávez’ legacy as a leader among farm workers’ unions is honored on March 31st, on what would have been his 92nd birthday. On this day, the UFW martyrs also need to be remembered. These were men and women from Yemen, Mexico, and… Continue reading Why César Chávez Day Needs to be Remembered

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A March Down Memory Lane

  When I drove my car over the railroad tracks, my friend, Dani, said she had never been to La Colonia, the working class neighborhood of my birth and youth. I felt my memories stir. We drove pass decorated bakeries, 'hole-in-the-wall' restaurants, liquor stores, and the very old, concrete church. A blend of sweet and… Continue reading A March Down Memory Lane

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How Cesar Chavez and UFW Martyrs Impacted Social Justice

March 31st is a State Holiday in California and optional in Colorado and Texas. It is a holiday that honors Cesar Chavez, a great social justice leader and establishes this day as one that promotes service to the community. Earlier I wrote about the connection of Cesar Chavez and the UFW to our family.On Monday, March… Continue reading How Cesar Chavez and UFW Martyrs Impacted Social Justice