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Monday, March 31, 2008

VIVA CESAR!!!! VIVA DOLORES!!!! VIVA LA CAUSA!!!!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY CESAR CHAVEZ!!!!!!!!!!!! (1927-1993)


I HAD THE HONOR TO MEET HIM AS A YOUNG CHILD IN OXNARD, CA...WHERE I LIVED AND WHERE MY PARENTS WORKED IN THE STRAWBERRY FIELDS... I WAS SMALL AND DIDN'T UNDERSTAND MUCH, BUT I REMEMBER FEELING A SENCE OF PRIDE AND JUSTICE AS HE SPOKE AND HEARING THE CROWDS OF FARM WORKERS CHEER FOR HIM AND HIS COMRADE AND CO-FOUNDER OF THE UFW DOLORES HUERTA... 

MANY YEARS LATER I HAD THE HONOR AND PLEASURE TO MEET DOLORES HUERTA WHEN SHE SPOKE AT MY SCHOOL... CITY COLLEGE OF SAN FRANCISCO. I COULDN'T HELP BUT CRY AS SHE SPOKE... THE FELLING WAS INDESCRIBABLE  TO FINALLY MEET HER... SHE'S BEEN SOMEONE  WHOSE LIFE AND HARD WORK I HAVE ADMIRE AS LONG AS I COULD REMEMBER... JUST THINKING ABOUT IT MAKES ME PROUD TO BE LATINA AND TO HAVE GROWN UP WITH THE STRUGGLES WE DID AS LATINOS AND FARM WORKERS... THEIR LEGACY WILL LIVE ON FOREVER IN HISTORY AND IN OUR HEARTS... 
(DOLORES HUERTA AND ME)

QUE VIVA CESAR CHAVEZ Y DOLORES HUERTA!!!! QUE VIVA LA CAUSA!!!!




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