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Cesar Chavez Day – Yes We can!

Written by Vanessa March 31, 2014

Cesar Chavez

On March 31, the states of California, Texas and Colorado officially observe Cesar Chavez Day.

Cesar Chavez was born on March 31, 1927 and was a civil rights activist who fought for the rights of migrant workers in California. Along with fellow activist, Dolores Huerta, Chavez  founded the National Farm Workers Association which served to represent and organize migrant farm laborers. The leaders staged various boycotts against growers in order to raise wages and improve working conditions for migrant families working in the fields throughout the sixties and seventies.

Among many honors, a film about the leader was released over the weekend chronicling his political activism activities, specifically the Delano Grape strike of the 1960’s.

One of the most popular phrases of the Chavez movement was “Si Se Puede.” The phrase means, “Yes we can!” in Spanish and remains a very popular saying today  for community groups seeking justice for various causes.

Happy Cesar Chavez Day to all. May you always remember that it can be done!

*Be sure to check out the Spokeo famous people profile for Cesar Chavez and many other historical figures on spokeo.com  

 

 

 

Posted in Famous People Search, News Flash

Vanessa
Director of Public Relations & Community Initiatives

Vanessa joined Spokeo in 2012 and oversees all social media, media relations and community relations efforts for Spokeo. She is especially passionate about Spokeo programs focused on search and reunion and promoting STEM careers for women and children. During her free time, she enjoys writing, DIY home decor and crafts, and eating dessert!

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