Saturday, March 31, 2007

Happy Cesar Chavez Day

At dinner tonight, raise a glass and toast a national hero and the farm workers he represents. Today marks the 80th anniversary of Cesar Chavez's birth. More than four decades ago, Chavez and his partners/followers formed the United Farm Workers in an effort to advance the rights of disenfranchised field workers. Using boycotts as legitimate means of advocating worker's rights, Chavez brought pressure to commercial farms notorious for exploiting workers. Efforts are underway to promote recognition of the Chavez legacy and further his vision through naming a national day of remembrance.

The Huffington Post has briefs on a lengthy string of web-articles.

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