Cesar Chavez

Submitted by ub on Wed, 09/18/2019 - 09:00

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“Preservation of one's own culture does not require contempt or disrespect for other cultures.” -Cesar E. Chavez

Cesar Estrada Chavez was an American labor leader a Latino American civil rights leader and activist. Along with Dolores Huerta, he co-founded the National Farm Workers Association, later renamed the United Farm Workers union.

His story begins near Yuma, Arizona. Cesar was born on March 31, 1927. He was named after his grandfather, Cesario. Regrettably, the story of Cesar Estrada Chavez also ends near Yuma, Arizona. He passed away on April 23, 1993, in San Luis, a small village near Yuma, Arizona.

Chavez dedicated his life to improving the treatment, pay and working conditions for farmworkers. He co-created the United Farm Workers Union. Dolores Huerta coined up the phrase “Si Se Puede” not Cesar Chavez and we recognize this powerful woman and all the amazing work she has done and continues to do, thank you, Hermana. #SiSePuede

Dolores Huerta was born in 1930 and went on to be an activist and labor leader who founded the Agricultural Workers Association and later co-founded the United Farm Workers with Cesar Chavez. She is still kicking butt and continues to fight for workers.

The Story of Cesar Chavez https://ufw.org/research/history/story-cesar-chavez/#.XYIeCycN8VU.twitt…

Cesar Chavez: From the Fields to Victory https://youtu.be/Vb93EX94q1w