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Making and Remembering History: Celebrating Our Filipino World War II Veterans This Holiday Season

Ben de Guzman | Posted 12.07.2016 | Home
Ben de Guzman

The holidays are intended to be a time for renewal and hope, but in a political season that's already topsy turvy for a number of reasons, many of us ...

Jerry Brown and California Press Forward Again on Climate Change

William Bradley | Posted 09.12.2016 | Home
William Bradley

There is no more fundamental and profound issue for the future of humanity than the habitability of our planet, still the only one we have. And as cli...

THE FIRST LATINA SENATOR: Why Chinese-Americans Should Support Catherine Cortez Masto

Don C. Reed | Posted 08.30.2016 | Home
Don C. Reed

THE FIRST LATINA SENATOR: Why Chinese-Americans Should Support Catherine Cortez Masto! By Don C. Reed In high school, I worked one Summer in the...

National Park Service Centennial Is A Time For Celebration, Redoubling Efforts For Diversity

Maite Arce | Posted 08.24.2016 | Home
Maite Arce

While our national public lands don't currently fully reflect our country's demographic and ethnic diversity, especially as the face of our country continues to change at a rapid pace, it can.

A Revolutionary Woman Passes on - Helen Fabela Chavez

Maurice Jourdane | Posted 06.10.2016 | Home
Maurice Jourdane

On June 6, 2016, Helen Fabela Chavez, widow of union icon Cesar Chavez, passed away. Helen was born in Brawley, California in 1928. She grew into adu...

Activist Helen Chavez, Widow Of Cesar Chavez, Dies At 88

The Huffington Post | Tanisha Ramirez | Posted 01.13.2017 | Home

Helen Chavez, activist and the widow of the late Cesar Chavez, died Monday at age 88. Chavez died from natural causes and was surrounded by family at ...

One Of Obama's Legacies: A Park System That Looks Like All Of Us

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 05.09.2016 | Home

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama is expected to declare the Stonewall Inn a national monument in the coming weeks. Stonewall, located in Greenwich...

Standing With Cesar Chavez's Movement, Like My Father

Kerry Kennedy | Posted 03.31.2016 | Home
Kerry Kennedy

Fifty years ago this month my father, Robert F. Kennedy, traveled to Delano for a Senate hearing, six months into a bitter strike by Filipino and Latino grape workers. To everyone's surprise, he visited a vineyard picket line and spoke with strikers at their union hall.

Committed to the Greater Good: Cesar Chavez and AmeriCorps VISTA

Max Finberg | Posted 03.30.2016 | Home
Max Finberg

When AmeriCorps VISTA began more than 50 years ago, some of the first VISTA volunteers started their service at migrant farm worker camps in California.

To Become President, Hillary Needs to Move Left and Right at the Same Time

William Bradley | Posted 03.07.2016 | Home
William Bradley

Paradoxically, Hillary is at once at risk of losing the general election to a rampaging Trumpist populism and in reach of winning a smashing victory.

From Tijuana to Harvard to Compton to UCLA Law: The Journey of Social Justice Lawyer Luz Herrera

Bill Quigley | Posted 03.02.2016 | Home
Bill Quigley

Luz Herrera, social justice lawyer and UCLA law professor, was born in Tijuana to Mexican parents and grew up in the Latino neighborhoods of Los Angel...

Whitman Teaches the Movement -- Your Campus Can Too!

Noah S. Leavitt | Posted 01.13.2017 | Home
Noah S. Leavitt

For months we've been watching students on campuses across the country demand inclusion and racial equality. In a short time, students at Whitman College will do something about it.

What Latin American Catholics Can Teach the American Left

Jocelyn Macurdy Keatts | Posted 12.21.2016 | Home
Jocelyn Macurdy Keatts

The communal morality of Latin American Catholics may explain, for instance, why they are so radically more responsive to Pope Francis's message around climate change.

Thanksgiving -- Cesar Chavez And Domestic Workers

Maurice Jourdane | Posted 11.24.2016 | Home
Maurice Jourdane

Like the Native Americans who helped the English P:ilfrim refuges, A. Phillip Randolph, Cesar Chavez, Ken Seaton-Msemaji, Fahari Jeffers and the thousands of needy domestic workers across the country daily set aside their personal needs to help the more needy.

Can Religious Institutions Become Sweeping Forces for Social Progress?

Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz | Posted 10.26.2016 | Home
Rabbi Shmuly Yanklowitz

Religious institutions have, at times, been at the forefront of progress by engaging in forceful spiritual leadership. The engagement in Cesar Chavez and the United Farm Workers grape boycott in the 1960s, for example. But where are we more than half a century later?

The New Yorker Nukes Thoreau

M.W. Jacobs | Posted 10.20.2016 | Home
M.W. Jacobs

The New Yorker magazine just tried to destroy Henry David Thoreau in an article by recently hired Kathryn Schulz. Her only book is Being Wrong and this article adds to her authority on that subject considerably.

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Through Our National Parks

Nidhi Thakar | Posted 09.29.2016 | Home
Nidhi Thakar

Today, 54 million Hispanics and Latinos live in the United States, and Latinos are one of the fastest growing ethnic minorities in the country. But less than one-percent of all national historic landmarks and only roughly 4 percent of all national park units are dedicated to the Latino community.

Living With Grandma

Mandy Jackson-Beverly | Posted 09.14.2016 | Home
Mandy Jackson-Beverly

I'm grateful that my son's lives are focused around family. In my youth, I listened to Grandad's words of advice, and heeded his warnings. But what I miss more than anything are his stories and how he made me laugh. We are each our own person, but our family stories are part of who we are.

Sometimes a Movement Needs a Leader: The Bernie Sanders Campaign

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 08.23.2016 | Home
Joseph A. Palermo

What the corporate media cannot see is that the era of the Bill Clinton "New Democrat" is finished. In the real world, the crash of 2008 blew the lid off the bipartisan "Washington consensus" with its blind faith in the benevolence of capitalism. But now I see a silver lining in the absurdity of the "permanent campaign": Bernie Sanders has a whole year to build a vibrant, multifaceted social movement.

Lin-Manuel Miranda's 'Hamilton' and the Inclusive Future Of American History

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 07.14.2016 | Home
Ian Reifowitz

If people see their ancestral experience integrated -- not just mentioned in a checklist kind of way, but fully integrated into the larger narrative -- then they are far more likely to see that larger narrative of American history as something that speaks to them.

La Marcha No Ha Terminado

Eduardo Diaz | Posted 07.01.2016 | Home
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 05.14.2016 | Home
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 | Home
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 | Home
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 | Home
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.