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It’s Cesar Chavez Day – Learn How We Can Get Involved in Our Community

Learn How We Can Get Involved in Our Community for Cesar Chavez Day

Learn how we can get involved in honoring Cesar Chavez Day.

March 31 is Cesar Chavez Day. From civil rights to labor right, Cesar Chavez has played an integral role in history, especially when it comes to farmworkers. We’d like to invite you to join us in learning about Cesar Chavez and how we can participate in celebrating the occasion.

About Cesar Chavez.

A first generation American and a farmworker himself, he was an activist in the farmworker community.  Cesar Chavez made it his life’s mission to better the work conditions for farmworkers across the country. Along with Dolores Huerta, in 1962 he co-founded the National Farm Workers Association, which used non-violent tactics to help improve working conditions in the fields.  It later became known as the United Farm Workers (UFW).  To highlight the cause, Mr. Chavez went on several fasts.  He was willing to give his life to the cause and proved so by going on fasts for 25, 24, and 36 days on separate occasions.  He drank only water.

From the www.ufw.org site we know that “Cesar Chavez completed his 36-day Fast for Life on August 21, 1988. The Reverend Jesse Jackson took up where Cesar left off, fasting on water for three days before passing on the fast to celebrities and leaders. The fast was passed to Martin Sheen, actor; the Reverend J. Lowery, President SCLC; Edward Olmos, actor; Emilio Estevez, actor; Kerry Kennedy, daughter of Robert Kennedy, Peter Chacon, legislator, Julie Carmen, actress; Danny Glover, actor; Carly Simon, singer; and Whoopi Goldberg, actress.”

He served our country by joining the Navy.  Upon his return from the service in 1948 and married Helen Fabela, who he had met in the fields.  They had eight children and 31 grandchildren before his death in 1993.

Giving Back to the Community.

When participating in Cesar Chavez Day, make an effort to give back to our community. Whether by donating food to the local food bank, mentoring young students, or conducting an energy audit. All efforts to better our unique villages, towns, cities, farms, are a great way to honor Cesar Chavez Day.

When it comes time to celebrate Cesar Chavez Day, join us at The Maria Sanchez Show for help finding ways that we can get involved in our communities. Don’t forget to check out our latest program, Shadow Politics with Senator Michael D. Brown. Tune in on Sundays at 4:00 p.m. PDT/7:00 p.m. EDT.

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