Cesar Chavez, Cesar Chavez Day, Dignity, Inspiration, Latino culture, Social Justice, UFW

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

Authors, Book Review, Books, Boycotts, Cesar Chavez, Family, Latinos in film, Uncategorized

América and Anthony Quinn

Ever since I figured out how to use the Goodreads widget I've been posting reviews on books I've read. Either the widget is dead, malfunctioning or my brain is on overdrive and I've forgotten how to use the darn thing, but the widget is not working. Hence, here are reviews on the two latest books… Continue reading América and Anthony Quinn

Cesar Chavez, Cesar Chavez Day, Hilda Solis, Martyrs of UFW, Social Justice, Strong Women, UFW

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

Cesar Chavez, Cesar's Last Fast, Wisdom

Cesar’s Last Fast-Part II

The Kickstarter campaign to raise money to complete the documentary “Cesar’s Last Fast,” began on September 25, 2011. Last week’s article discussed some of the reasons why filmmaker Richard Perez decided to make the film. This article explains why the film is important and how you, the community, can help complete the film and carry… Continue reading Cesar’s Last Fast-Part II