cesar chavez


Tuesday, April 12th, 2016

Want to build the second century of American conservation? Look to César Chávez.

*César Chavez’s son writes about his father as a guide for Latinos as the future of American conservation.  It makes good sense for Latinos to take the lead of the environmental cause. VL By Paul F. Chavez, High Country News (3 minute read) Four years ago this October, President Barack Obama traveled to the very small

Monday, November 9th, 2015

US Agriculture Department Inducts Cesar Chavez into ‘Hall of Heroes’

*I heard César Chávez’s name invoked so many times this past week, so many calls for boycotting NBC and Saturday Night Live “like César would have.” The timing of Trumps SNL appearcance with the USDA’s induction of...

Wednesday, August 5th, 2015

Thinking of César Chávez and a Changing Climate

*Climate change and the environment may sound like new struggles, new causas, but they’re as ingrained as Cesar Chavez’s organizing ideas. VL By Jose Gonzalez, Green Chicano “It’s amazing how people can get so excited about a...

Wednesday, June 10th, 2015

A friendship for the ages

*Kerry Kennedy writes about her father’s (Bobby Kennedy) friendship with Cesar Chavez. It’s a piece about a special bond between two visionaries, about their legacy and the work to be done. VL By Kerry Kennedy, San Jose...

Tuesday, April 21st, 2015

Military honors planned for Cesar Chavez, Navy vet

*Full military honors for Cesar Chavez, 22 years after his death. When he served in the Navy, 1944-46, Mexican-Americans were only allowed to be deckhands and painters. h/t to Taquista Ito Romo for sending us this story....

Monday, January 19th, 2015

Latino Leaders Who Were Inspired By Martin Luther King And The Civil Rights Movement

*Fantastic list, fantastic legacy. VL The legacy and continued influence of Martin Luther King Jr. is undeniable, even if it has not yet fully been realized. As Latinos, we recognize the impact he had in inspiring Dolores Huerta, Cesar Chavez and...

Thursday, June 12th, 2014

Cesar Chavez’s grandson sues Arizona candidate for using activist’s name on ballot

*A follow-up to the piece we posted yesterday about the  Arizona Democratic Party suing Cesar Chavez (formally Scott Fistler) for attempting to mislead voters in Arizona’s 7th district. Cesar Chavez’s (the labor leader) grandson is suing filed a...

Thursday, April 10th, 2014

Remembering a Modest Cesar Chavez

*Anita Quintanilla was Cesar Chavez’s first female bodyguard, a fact I learned through a Facebook exchange during the recent days of the premiere of the Chavez bio-pic. Two things stand out: one is the humanity of the...

Friday, April 4th, 2014

It’s Time to Make The Epic Cesar Chavez Movie

*I went to see the Chavez movie out of curiosity and a tinge of obligation. I should spend my money, I thought, to send a message about Latino-themed movies. The film did poorly at the box office...

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014

César Chávez: An American Legend Remembered

*This is what I like best about the Cesar Chavez movie, the fact that it’s given us a reason to discuss important U.S. Latino history. This article brings up the vital role that Filipino farm workers played...

Monday, March 31st, 2014

Presidential Proclamation of Cesar Chavez Day

*Here’s the official White House “Cesar Chavez Day” proclamation. VL THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release March 28, 2014 CESAR CHAVEZ DAY, 2014 – – – – – – – BY THE...

Friday, March 28th, 2014

Interview: Director Diego Luna & ‘Cesar Chavez’

By Kiko Martinez, Gozamos Although it had taken the family of César Chávez a few long years to release the late civil rights leader’s story to a filmmaker they felt could capture it correctly, it didn’t take much...

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

Cesar Chavez the Only Latino-Centric Studio Film Opening This Year

By Dodai Stewart, Jezebel Directed by Diego Luna — whom you may remember as one of the stars of Y Tu Mamá También — Cesar Chavez, a biopic about the farm worker turned civil rights activist, hits theaters Friday. It is...

Tuesday, March 18th, 2014

Cesar Chavez, the Undocumented and the Chicano Movement

By Alfredo Gutierrez, NewsTaco (Cesar Chavez, the Undocumented and the Chicano Movement is excerpted from To Sin Against Hope, by Alfredo Gutierrez, Verso Books, 1010 Jay Street, Brooklyn New York 11201. First published 2013. All rights reserved) The admiration,...

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