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Cesar Chavez

Cesar Chavez and Animal Welfare

Ken White | Posted 04.23.2014 | San Francisco
Ken White

I've not yet had the chance to see the new movie, Cesar Chavez: History is Made One Step at a Time, but I did manage to find in my files a letter written by Cesar Chavez back in December 1990.

Immigration, Resurrection, and the Battle for the American Soul

Lisa Sharon Harper | Posted 04.11.2014 | Religion
Lisa Sharon Harper

In the days before Easter Sunday, we think of the immigrants whose dreams are being deferred. We think of the gains and losses suffered by faith communities that have fought this fight for generations.

¡Si Se Puede! (Yes We Can!)

Henry A. J. Ramos | Posted 04.07.2014 | Latino Voices
Henry A. J. Ramos

To be strong and whole as a nation, we must continue the work that César Chávez began all those years ago -- the unfinished work of fulfilling our social contract, not just for the haves, but even more importantly for society's have-nots.

An Exhibit of Latino Illustrations

J. Michael Welton | Posted 04.04.2014 | Arts
J. Michael Welton

Jennifer Dasal is on a mission. The associate curator of contemporary art at the North Carolina Museum of Art is dedicated to bringing Latino graphic art and illustrations out into the mainstream. "There's a lack of diversity and so few Latino illustrators and art in books," she says. "It's still a homogenous field -- but still, Latino people are creating characters as works of art."

César Chávez: An American Legend Remembered

Eduardo Diaz | Posted 04.01.2014 | Latino Voices
Eduardo Diaz

Despite Chávez's concerted efforts, estrangement occurs, but one, especially a father of grown children like me, is left hopeful, and a tearful mess, when we see the son reading a thoughtful and soulful letter of amends from his hero father.

The Dharma of Cesar Chavez

Murali Balaji | Posted 04.01.2014 | Religion
Murali Balaji

Examining how Chavez's personal principles influenced his public life is vital to appreciating his life's legacy and the expanse of his impact. When we do, we realize what a great soul he truly was.

Cesar Chavez: See It

Maurice Jourdane | Posted 04.01.2014 | Latino Voices
Maurice Jourdane

The summer of 1967, I was a law student working in California's Kern County with California Rural Legal Assistance near Delano. On Independence Day, w...

Confronting Cesar Chavez's Stance On Illegal Immigration

Posted 04.01.2014 | Latino Voices

While Cesar Chavez has become one of the most iconic Latino civil rights leaders in U.S. history, his stance on the issue of illegal immigration didn'...

Cesar Chavez and the UFW's Questionable Tactics

Oscar Raymundo | Posted 03.31.2014 | Politics
Oscar Raymundo

California Governor Jerry Brown has declared today as Cesar Chavez Day. Coincidentally, a new biopic about the labor rights activist was released last...

Making the Food Trade Work for All

Daniel Gonzales | Posted 04.01.2014 | Impact
Daniel Gonzales

Fair Trade is a well-established and proven approach to supporting farmers and workers. It's also an important way for consumers to identify products that were grown with care.

How to Start a Movement: A Movie Review of 'Chavez'

Lloyd I. Sederer, MD | Posted 03.31.2014 | Arts
Lloyd I. Sederer, MD

Director Diego Luna brought together a terrific ensemble of actors. Michael Peña gives us an understated yet engrossing rendering of the eponymous Mexican-American icon. We see how his fire burns deep -- how it chars him, not only fuels his cause.

Cesar Chavez's Legacy of Change and Justice

Henry Muñoz | Posted 03.31.2014 | Latino Voices
Henry Muñoz

As we celebrate Cesar Chavez Day, we need to recognize that the fight for equality in our country is still ongoing. This is a celebration not just of Cesar Chavez's leadership, but of the thousands of people that walked, worked and fought alongside him -- of every worker who keeps our country moving forward.

Cesar Chavez's Words Of Wisdom Are All The Inspiration You'll Need Today

Posted 03.31.2014 | Latino Voices

Today is Cesar Chavez Day. Here's some words of wisdom to remember the civil rights leader and co-founder of the National Farm Workers Association. ...

New Animation Site Lightheartedly Celebrates Cesar Chavez

Larry Magid | Posted 03.31.2014 | Technology
Larry Magid

John Grimes, a San Francisco-based cartoonist, animator, illustrator and moviemaker has recently launched the site which he describes as a place for "amusing and provocative quotes, cartoons, videos and backstories."

Cesar Chavez's Legacy

Peter Dreier | Posted 03.31.2014 | Politics
Peter Dreier

When Chavez left his job as a community organizer in San Jose in 1962 and moved to rural Delano to try, once again, to bring a union to California's lettuce and grape fields, even his closest friends figured he was delusional.

Cesar Chavez Shines the Spotlight on a Man Virtually Ignored by History

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 03.28.2014 | Entertainment
Jackie K. Cooper

Cesar Chavez is a film that spotlights the role of farm worker protectionist and civil rights activist Cesar Chavez. He was a man who joined the fight...

Week in Film: The Raid 2, Noah and More

Marshall Fine | Posted 03.27.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Darren Aronofsky is one of the most visionary directors of his generation, a filmmaker who isn't afraid to challenge an audience or to entertain it. I may not always like his films but they always give me a lot to think about.

Dear Filipino Organizers Erased by the Cesar Chavez Movement

Bino A. Realuyo | Posted 03.26.2014 | Latino Voices
Bino A. Realuyo

In the age of American ethnic diversity, it is all about representation -- a spiritual mission to bring you, our fathers, back in the light. History might have worked in favor of Chavez in the past decades, but many Filipino Americans will do what it takes to put your names in the pages of American movements.

Diego Luna's César Chávez Should Be Required Viewing for All Americans

Harvey Weinstein | Posted 03.26.2014 | Latino Voices
Harvey Weinstein

At a time when immigration reform is on every news channel and in every newspaper, this film shows a piece of the sacrifice so many made to come and live in America.

Cesar Chavez Day Calls Us to Unite to End Poverty and Honor the Dignity of Work

Marc H. Morial | Posted 03.25.2014 | Impact
Marc H. Morial

A Mexican-American who was born March 31, 1927 on a farm near Yuma, Arizona, Chavez and his family moved to California in 1938 to eke out a living like thousands of other overworked and underpaid migrant farm workers in his community.

Kate Sheppard

House Republicans Push Bill Curbing Obama's Ability To Designate National Monuments | Kate Sheppard | Posted 03.24.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON –- The House is expected to vote Wednesday on a Republican-backed bill that would make it more difficult for the president to declare new...

Cesar Chavez

Dwight Brown | Posted 03.24.2014 | Latino Voices
Dwight Brown

Few movies can be billed as "important" or "historic" before they are even released. But this bio-film about the life and times of labor rights activist and organizer Cesar Chavez deserves those accolades. He is an iconic American hero who walked in sync with Gandhi.

Lettuce Picking & Labor Organizing: A Bottom up View of Cesar Chavez's UFW

Steve Early | Posted 03.24.2014 | Books
Steve Early

Neuberger's experience was very different than Thompson and McMillan's -- and not just because the union has virtually disappeared from the scene during the intervening decades.

White House Screens Cesar Chavez Biopic

The Huffington Post | Roque Planas | Posted 03.20.2014 | Latino Voices

The White House screened the new Cesar Chavez biopic Wednesday night at an event with the filmmakers and activists in attendance. President Obama ...

WATCH: Diego Luna Gets Rude Awakening When Asking Pedestrians Who Cesar Chavez Was

Posted 03.13.2014 | Latino Voices

Diego Luna was in for a rude awakening when he ventured onto Cesar Chavez St. in Austin, Texas and asked people“Do you know who Cesar Chavez was?”...