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Cesar Chavez

La Marcha No Ha Terminado

Eduardo Diaz | Posted 07.01.2015 | Latino Voices
Eduardo Diaz

In coupling the Agustín Lira and Alma concert with the One Life: Dolores Huerta exhibition, the Smithsonian introduces audiences to this important chapter in U.S. labor history, celebrating two of its notable leaders.

NHMC Condemns Misuse of the Legacy of Cesar Chavez

Alex Nogales | Posted 05.15.2015 | Latino Voices
Alex Nogales

On March 31, 2015, Cesar Chavez Day, Dr. Robert Atkinson of the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF) published an article attacking my organization, the National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC), and me personally for our Net Neutrality advocacy.

Legacy Means Leaving the Ladder for Others to Follow

Cristina Tzintzún | Posted 06.03.2015 | Latino Voices
Cristina Tzintzún

On Cesar Chavez Day, we remember the legacy of one of the most important labor leaders in our country. The son of Mexican immigrants, Chavez's parents...

From the Fields to Congress: Latinos Are Environmental Champions

Jennifer Allen | Posted 05.31.2015 | Latino Voices
Jennifer Allen

This nation has a strong tradition of Latino leaders being environmental champions and the Latino Democrats in Congress reflected that tradition in 2014.

Honoring Cesar Chavez's Birthday by Supporting the Farm Workers for Whom He Gave His Life

Arturo S. Rodríguez | Posted 05.31.2015 | Latino Voices
Arturo S. Rodríguez

On the day he would have turned 88, members of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors will enter an epic battle by farm workers seeking implementation of their union contract against a giant Central Valley grower -- reminiscent of 1960s farm labor fights.

A Third Way Plan for Immigration: More and Less

Llewellyn King | Posted 05.26.2015 | Politics
Llewellyn King

Is there a way of making those who employ undocumented workers, or those with dubious papers, from falling into unintended criminality themselves? Is there a "third way?"

Free Resources to Teach Students About Cesar Chavez Day in March

Mia Toschi | Posted 05.11.2015 | Latino Voices
Mia Toschi

Although there are countless parks, streets, libraries, schools and other public places named in his honor across the nation, many students know little about Cesar Chavez. On his March 31 birthday, a number of states will observe Cesar Chavez Day as a tribute to his commitment to social justice.

Silicon Valley Rising Fights for Worker Justice

Dave Johnson | Posted 05.05.2015 | Business
Dave Johnson

A number of labor, faith and community groups have joined together to address income inequality, create affordable housing and urge corporate responsibility among tech companies. On Friday I attended the launch of the new coalition, called Silicon Valley Rising.

L.A. School Board Tells Giant Grower to Honor Its Workers' UFW Contract

Arturo S. Rodríguez | Posted 04.20.2015 | Latino Voices
Arturo S. Rodríguez

Los Angeles Unified School District's Board of Education voted nearly unanimously on Tuesday, Feb. 10 to urge a giant Central Valley grower to implement its workers' union contract.

Sometimes, It Takes a President

Rod Torrez | Posted 04.08.2015 | Latino Voices
Rod Torrez

I am also remembering my moment with Mom and César Chávez for another reason: I am angry. I am angry that the very Antiquities Act, which gives presidents power to set aside National Monuments, is about to be gutted.

Ferguson Burns and the World Looks on

Rev. Michael Rogers, S.J. | Posted 02.07.2015 | Religion
Rev. Michael Rogers, S.J.

It is good that we are unsettled right now as Americans. It is good that this is a moment which pushes our faces into the ugliness of our national reality as it is, and that will not allow us to simply to glance away as we wish that it was otherwise.

A Time for Prayer, Thanksgiving, Discernment and Strategic Nonviolent Action

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 01.26.2015 | Religion
Marian Wright Edelman

Through daily moral consciousness we must all counter the proliferating voices of racial and ethnic and religious division that are regaining too much respectability over the land.

Tackling the Unfinished Work of Cesar Chavez

Lisa Garcia | Posted 12.16.2014 | Latino Voices
Lisa Garcia

I, for one, will celebrate the life of Cesar Chavez by continuing the fight for protecting our farmworkers and will keep his legacy alive and well.

Hispanic Heritage Month: How Hispanics Are Defining and Redefining America

Stephen Balkaran | Posted 11.19.2014 | Latino Voices
Stephen Balkaran

What mainstream Americans have failed to realize is that Hispanics have played and will continue to play a crucial role in our nation. Hispanics have contributed to every avenue of American life since the inception of this country.

Big-Money Radical Right Groups Help Huge Grower to Avoid Paying Millions Already Owed Its Farm Workers

Arturo S. Rodríguez | Posted 11.09.2014 | Politics
Arturo S. Rodríguez

Well-financed anti-labor groups related to America's radical right are coming to the aid of giant Fresno, Calif.-based Gerawan Farming to avoid implementing a union contract under which it already owes millions of dollars to thousands of its grape and tree fruit workers.

Do Republicans Hate Latinos?

Tony_Diaz | Posted 09.08.2014 | Latino Voices
Tony_Diaz

Will the GOP stand on the sidelines as Falcon9 and other Arizona Republicans waste millions more in taxpayer money and gut the educational system, all the while offending, alienating and oppressing the largest growing segment of voters in the nation?

How Meeting Susan Anspach Completed The Circle

Lionel Rolfe | Posted 08.31.2014 | Los Angeles
Lionel Rolfe

Susan Anspach is best known for her appearances with Jack Nicholson in "Five Easy Pieces" and Michael Douglas in "Running," but a more obscure European production, "Montenegro," may be her masterpiece.

Ex-Republican Who Changed His Name To Cesar Chavez Removed From Ballot

AP | Posted 08.17.2014 | Politics

PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona congressional candidate who legally changed his name to Cesar Chavez will be removed from the Democratic primary ballot be...

Friday Talking Points -- Selenofriggatriskaidekaphobics Unite!

Chris Weigant | Posted 08.13.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Iraq is self-destructing. This led the Wall Street Journal to call for a few airstrikes and some American paratroopers to fix the problem, because we all know how well that turned out the last time, right?

It Reeks of Injustice in Wasco, CA: A Latino Barrio Gets the Short End of the Pollution Stick, Again

Javier Sierra | Posted 08.12.2014 | Green
Javier Sierra

In Wasco -- in the San Joaquin Valley where tens of thousands of farm workers toil -- a local ordinance has approved the expansion of a railroad coal depot right next to an overwhelmingly Latino barrio.

Latino-Filipino Solidarity That Won the Delano Grape Strike Is Behind the 40th Anniversary of the Agbayani Village

Arturo S. Rodríguez | Posted 09.16.2014 | Latino Voices
Arturo S. Rodríguez

The Manongs are all gone now. But hundreds will gather on June 21 near Delano to mark four decades since the Agbayani Village was dedicated and to recognize the volunteers who helped build it.

Eliseo Medina Is No Champion of Immigration Reform -- But He Could Be

Cesar Vargas | Posted 08.04.2014 | Latino Voices
Cesar Vargas

Where is the Eliseo that urged the AFL-CIO, despite their (unsubstantiated) concern that immigrants take workers' jobs, to adopt the position of legal status for undocumented immigrants as a tenet of its platform? We need that Eliseo Medina. 

Failed GOP Candidate Changes Name To Cesar Chavez, Runs As Democrat

The Huffington Post | Alex Lazar | Posted 06.02.2014 | Politics

Scott Fistler, a GOP candidate from Arizona who previously failed at runs for both Congress and the Phoenix City Council, will now be running to fill ...

Immigration On The Concert Stage, Silver Screen & In The Legislature: Calle 13 @ Coachella, The Undocumented, How Democracy Works Now + Mercedes Sosa's Final Recording Session

Michael Vazquez | Posted 07.28.2014 | Entertainment
Michael Vazquez

Herewith, a legend's final studio recording, a great day at Coachella, notes on heroic forensics and a decade and a half of failed immigration legisla...

Who Was Cesar Chavez? Most Mexicans Don't Know

AP | KATHERINE CORCORAN | Posted 07.02.2014 | Latino Voices

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The title in Spanish of the new biopic movie about Cesar Chavez sums up just how little known the Mexican-American labor leader i...