Cesar Chavez (by CC Haggins)

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Cesar Chavez (by CC Haggins)

Social Justice Hero-Throught Chavez´s life he underwent harsh conditions, which he then dedicated his life to changing:dirty migrant camps, unfair labor contractors, small wages for laborious work, and racism.-Chavez formed the National Farm Workers Association in 1962. His organization fought to make laborers working conditions and compensation better. - Chavez and his union got growers to sign contracts promising to improve pay and conditions. -Chavez believed that protest should be non-violent. He organized boycotts, led marches and participated in hunger strikes. -Chavez also brought attention to the hazards of pesticides to workers' health. He got several contractors to give their workers health benefits.-He was awarded the Presidental Medal of Freedom.-God desires for us to come in communion with oneather to take care and stick up for each other to promote a just society,just as Chavez did.

¨We draw our strength from the very despair in which we have been forced to live. We shall endure" - Cesar Chavez

Cesar ChavezMarch 31, 1927 – April 23, 1993

C.C. Haggins

¨The obligation to earn one's bread by the sweat of one's brow also presumes the right to do so. A society in which this right is systematically denied, in which economic policies do not allow workers to reach satisfactory levels of employment, cannot be justified from an ethical point of view, nor can that society attain social peace. The Hundredth Year¨ (Centesimus Annus), #43

¨The name of the LORD is a strong tower; the righteous run to it and are safe¨ Proverbs 18:10

Continue helping workers by supporting labor unions and fair wages!

It is believed that the hunger strikes contributed to his death at the age of sixety six.


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