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Usns Cesar Chavez

An American Hero Joins Lewis & Clark, Medgar Evers and Sacagawea

Maurice Jourdane | Posted 07.19.2012 | Latino Voices
Maurice Jourdane

Last week, on Cinco Mayo in San Diego's Barrio Logan, the United States Navy christened and launched the USNS Cesar Chavez over Republican opposition for naming the cargo ship after the civil rights leader and union activist.

Cesar Chavez: LGBT Rights Activist?

Mike Spradley | Posted 07.03.2012 | Gay Voices
Mike Spradley

Chavez believed that if any minority is oppressed, we all are oppressed. I found it amazing that Chavez ever included the LGBT community; I had previously envisioned him as a well-intentioned organizer of migrant farm workers, not the man he truly was.