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

Chingonas, Strong Women, UFW, Wisdom

Why Dolores Huerta is Important to Remember

    The newspaper said that Dolores Huerta, civil rights activist and co-founder of the United Farm Workers (UFW) was to speak at a local community college. My mom immediately said, "I've never seen her up close or heard her speak. I want to go." Now, I was a little surprised since my mother marched… Continue reading Why Dolores Huerta is Important to Remember

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, Dr. Lorena Parlee, Farmworker Rights, Latinos in film, Richard Perez, UFW, Wisdom

Cesar’s Last Fast

 “One man taking on Goliath like forces in a fight for social justice.”*This article is a two part series: A couple of weeks ago I chatted with a friend about the need for more films by Latino filmmakers that highlight Latino accomplishments. This was on the heels of the Katt Williams tirade and the frustration… Continue reading Cesar’s Last Fast