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Thread: On Cesar Chavez Day, a look at the labor leader's complex legacy

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    Default On Cesar Chavez Day, a look at the labor leader's complex legacy

    I always like to post something about his legacy. After all I do come from California and I remember the big strike when I was a kid. With all the farm workers there, he was a huge necessary!

    Though strong unionization among farm workers in the U.S. has not lasted, Chavez changed farmers' lives and created a model for mobilization.

    “From the earliest days I can remember, we were helping put together packets for United Farm Worker conventions, or going to marches and picket lines," the granddaughter of labor and civil rights icon Cesar Chavez said. "Organizing was part of our family reunions.”

    For Rodriguez, Sunday, which is Cesar Chavez’s birthday, is a day to reflect on her grandfather's enduring legacy. Chavez’s grassroots advocacy elevated the plight of farm workers and made him the country’s first nationally-known Latino leader.

    Chavez, a Navy veteran and father of eight, was born in Arizona on March 31, 1927. He formed the United Farm Workers with Dolores Huerta in 1966 and began pressing California’s agricultural growers for livable wages and safer conditions for workers in the fields.

    Chavez used boycotts, strikes, and fasts -– novel techniques for the time -– to draw attention to “la causa” (the cause) of farm labor rights. In his movement’s heydays in the 1970s, millions of Americans supported his consumer boycotts of grapes and lettuce.
    https://www.nbcnews.com/news/latino/...legacy-n988366
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    Default Re: On Cesar Chavez Day, a look at the labor leader's complex legacy

    Delores Huerta is a New Mexico native and was here yesterday with our newly elected Congresswoman Deb Haaland doing a march in downtown ABQ. I didn't get to attend but wish I could have. For whatever reason, all I could find was this advertisement, not about the event after the fact.

    26th Annual Recuerda César Chávez Day March and Fiesta

    Follow the two-mile march followed by food, music, dancing, information tables and activities for children with Keynote Speaker, Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham and Congresswoman Deb Haaland, among others.

    March for Justice: 10:30 - noon: The March for Justice (or "la marcha" de justicia) will step off at 10:40 a.m. from the north parking lot of NHCC moving down 4th Street. Come march alongside Dolores Huerta as the Aztec dancers lead the way. We will complete the 2 mile loop by around noon. Fiesta: noon - 3:30 p.m: The Fiesta will kick off at noon at the beautiful Plaza Mayor of the National Hispanic Cultural Center. We will have food, music, dancing, information tables and activities for children at our Kid’s Corner. New Mexico native and co-founder of the United Farm Workers Union, Dolores Huerta, will once again honor our event as Keynote Speaker, and we will also have special guests, Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham and Congresswoman Deb Haaland, among others.
    https://alibi.com/events/296779/26th...ch-and-Fi.html
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