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."
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.
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.