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Cesar Chavez

Cesar Chavez's Legacy

Peter Dreier | Posted 05.30.2014 | 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 05.28.2014 | 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 05.27.2014 | 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 09.17.2014 | 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 05.26.2014 | 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 05.25.2014 | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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 05.24.2014 | 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 05.24.2014 | 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?”...

5 Great Latino Love Stories

The Huffington Post | Posted 02.14.2014 | Latino Voices

These Hispanic couples are known not only for their talents, but for their relationships. From incredibly tormented to scandal-free, they encompass it...

Advocates Urge President To Name National Day Of Service

VOXXI | Tony Castro | Posted 02.07.2014 | Latino Voices

Hispanic advocates are calling on President Barack Obama to designate a national day of service on March 31 honoring Cesar Chavez in a move that could...

Cesar Chavez Movie Inspires Members of Congress

Arturo S. Rodríguez | Posted 04.09.2014 | Latino Voices
Arturo S. Rodríguez

Cesar said many times that if his movement didn't survive his death then his work would be in vain.

2014 Will Be The Year Of Cesar Chavez

VOXXI | Tony Castro | Posted 01.23.2014 | Latino Voices

Almost half a century after Cesar Chavez’s first strike against grape growers in California in 1965, the legendary farm labor leader is about to ent...

Why a Climate Activist Fasted Nine Days for Immigrant Families

Tom Weis | Posted 02.10.2014 | Politics
Tom Weis

As someone who believes all social justice issues are interrelated, here was a chance to take a stand in defense of families being torn apart by an immigration system that flies in the face of our nation's immigrant history, and the bedrock American value of justice for all.

On Immigration Reform: 'Don't Waste Any Time in Mourning. Organize.'

Elianne Ramos | Posted 01.25.2014 | Latino Voices
Elianne Ramos

The next couple of months will be hard to bear, knowing that the holidays will be much less jolly for the millions still living in the shadows. For them, for us, I say: Let us grieve, let us lay blame, let us swing our imaginary chanclas at our bullyraggers.

Why We Fast: A Call for Immigration Reform & Citizenship

Eliseo Medina | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Eliseo Medina

While pundits speculate about Boehner's political weakness, the truth is that he has a historic opportunity to wield the Speaker's gavel as an instrument of justice.

Cesar Chavez National Historic Park Faces An Uphill Battle

VOXXI | Tony Castro | Posted 07.28.2014 | Latino Voices

In March of 1968, Cesar Chavez completed a 25-day fast in a tiny windowless room in Delano, Calif., that drew national attention to his movement and g...

WATCH: Cesar Chavez Biopic Trailer Released

The Huffington Post | Posted 10.30.2013 | Latino Voices

Those eager to get an idea of how director Diego Luna’s biopic of legendary labor organizer Cesar Chavez is shaping up can now get a preview. Pa...

5 Hispanic Leaders That Everyone Should Know

VOXXI | Veronique de Miguel | Posted 10.15.2013 | Latino Voices

Today, we tend to get lost in the hustle and bustle of our own immediate existence. We focus on our families, careers and bank accounts and forget abo...

5 Hispanic Activists And Leaders Who Paved The Way

VOXXI | Veronique de Miguel | Posted 07.28.2014 | Latino Voices

Today, we tend to get lost in the hustle and bustle of our own immediate existence. We focus on our families, careers and bank accounts and forget abo...

Conversations With Graham Nash, Allen Toussaint and Colin Gilmore, Plus Coney Hatch and Dom La Nena Exclusives

Mike Ragogna | Posted 11.24.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"Music, absolutely, without question, put me in a direction that you can say saved my life, although to me, my life was already safe."

Immigrants Take Big Risks to Get Their Stories Out

Gordon Whitman | Posted 09.03.2013 | Politics
Gordon Whitman

Last year the Federal Government deported 409,849 people, including 83,846 parents of U.S. citizen children. With the government breaking apart families at a rate unseen in American history, many parents and children are in a day-to-day struggle to hold their families together.

Farm Workers' Push for Immigration Reform Honors the 28 'Deportees' From 1948

Arturo S. Rodríguez | Posted 08.30.2013 | Latino Voices
Arturo S. Rodríguez

This Labor Day finally brought recognition for the 28 Mexican migrant farm workers who tragically perished when the twin-engine DC-3C charter plane fl...