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!
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