Sunday, October 7, 2012

Hispanic Heritage Month: Cesar Chavez

César Chávez, 1997

Cesar Chavez, American farm worker, labor leader, and civil rights activist, is the most honored Hispanic American, to my knowledge. He represented the farmer workers, co-founded the National Farm Workers Association, which later became the United Farm Workers (UFW.) He carefully followed the lead of Ghandi,  Martin Luther King, and included the Catholic Church.

Cesar Chavez 

 The Story of Cesar Chavez

Yes, we can!

Here are quotes from Cesar Chavez from the site

We cannot seek achievement for ourselves and forget about progress and prosperity for our community... Our ambitions must be broad enough to include the aspirations and needs of others, for their sakes and for our own.

  If you really want to make a friend, go to someone's house and eat with him... the people who give you their food give you their heart.

We draw our strength from the very despair in which we have been forced to live. We shall endure.
The fight is never about grapes or lettuce. It is always about people.
 From the depth of need and despair, people can work together, can organize themselves to solve their own problems and fill their own needs with dignity and strength.

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