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

Family, Latino culture

A to Z Challenge: U is for Uvas

The Spanish word uvas means grapes. When I think of grapes many memories come to mind. My mother's family were migrant workers; her father a foreman. They followed the crops from Pomona, California to Fresno and all the little towns in between in the great California Central Valley. Picking fruit, nuts, and citrus in 90-degree… Continue reading A to Z Challenge: U is for Uvas

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, 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