31 Mar '17, 5pm

In honor of Cesar Chavez Day: 10 things you may not know about Cesar Chavez

In honor of Cesar Chavez Day: 10 things you may not know about Cesar Chavez

Cesar Chavez visits Colegio Cesar Chavez in 1974, a year after the school opened in Mount Angel, Ore. (Photo: Movimiento/Wikimedia Commons) Cesar Chavez was one of the 20th century's most dynamic American social activists, waging an aggressive but nonviolent campaign for farm workers' rights that drew widespread support and gave people across the country a new appreciation for the origins of their food. This issue came naturally to Chavez, who was 10 years old when his parents lost their Arizona farm amid the Great Depression, moved to California and took up migrant farm labor. Chavez had a front-row seat for rampant prejudice and injustice on American farms during the 1940s and '50s, but rather than feeling bitter or downtrodden, he saw adversity as a source of inspiration. "We draw our strength from the very despair in which we have been forced to live," Chavez once said...

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