Latin American scholar and writer Ilan Stavans, supported by more than forty photographs from archival collections at the César E. Chávez Foundation, restores this man’s humanity so that readers can understand his struggles as a labor organizer and civil rights activist for farm workers.
Many of the ideas, tactics and strategies that César Chávez and the UFW initiated or revived - including the boycott, the fast, clergy-labor partnerships and door-to-door voter outreach - are now so commonplace that their roots in the farm workers' movement is forgotten.
This is a book of spiritual reflections, prayers, or mantras from Cesar Chavez. Perhaps the best-known Latino historical figure in the United States, a key aspect of why he did what he did was his faith. He was a devout Catholic and a man of deep moral and spiritual values, which is what drove him to seek basic rights for farm workers as well as recognition for their human dignity as children of God.
From early talks about organizing the National Farm Workers Association to his speech after ending a 1968 fast to eulogies for fellow activists and friends, this book looks at the rhetoric of César Chávez.
This work illuminates the founding and brief existence of Colegio Cesar Chavez , founded in the Pacific Northwest in 1973. The history of Colegio Cesar Chavez tells the story of a Chicano struggle for educational and self determination.
Este biografía ilustrada para niños es de la vida de César Chávez desde 10 años de edad cuando vivía en un rancho en Arizona hasta la edad de 38 cuando condujo una protesta pacible en contra de las condiciones en las cuales trabajaban los trabajadores migratorios de California.
A biography of Cesar Chavez, from age ten when he and his family lived happily on their Arizona ranch, to age thirty-eight when he led a peaceful protest against California migrant workers' miserable working conditions.
In this story the dream of the family from Jalisco, Mexico, is to go north, cross the border to the U.S. and leave poverty behind. They make the long journey and cross the barricades without being spotted by Immigration. In California they join the circuit of migrant farm workers following the crops to be picked. They weave their customs, beliefs, and hopes with the cruel reality of the labor camps.