Posts in category "agriculture"

Cesar Chavez film opens today

Cesar Chavez film opens today
Across the U.S., Mexican-Americans and other Latinos are gathering with families and friends to go see the Cesar Chavez movie, which opens today. This is the first feature film about Chavez, who co-founded the United Farm Workers with Dolores Huerta. It is directed by Mexican actor, Diego Luna, co-produced by Chicago-connected actor John Malkovich. It... Read more »

Chicago actor Michael Peña to star in new film about Cesar Chavez

Chicago actor Michael Peña to star in new film about Cesar Chavez
This Thanksgiving most of us celebrated with family and food. But as you enjoy your leftovers let us also honor those who toil in the fields to pick the apples and pumpkins that we used in our pies and the other fruits and vegetables we enjoyed. Farm workers have long labored for fair wages and... Read more »

Take Our Jobs!?! My experience as a farm worker

This summer I’ve spent time as a farm worker. My experience has coincided with this campaign by the United Farm Workers of America and that will be featured Thursday night by Comedy Central’s Stephen Colbert  and it’s called “Take Our Jobs!” In a tongue-in-cheek call for immigration reform, they are challenging the public to take... Read more »
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