Posts tagged "farm workers"

On Cesar Chavez Day remember farm workers need protection from pesticides

On Cesar Chavez Day remember farm workers need protection from pesticides
Many Mexican-Americans understand the legacy of farm work, because our parents or grandparents shared their stories of life in the fields. They worked hard so we could have a better life and education. My mother, born in Texas, picked cotton fields there. Her family later migrated to a tomato farm in Des Plaines, Ill. There... Read more »

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 »

Eva Longoria critiques Newt Gingrich

Eva Longoria critiques Newt Gingrich
Newt Gingrich may be rising in the Republican polls. But he has plenty of critics. One of them is Latina actress and activist Eva Longoria. Over the weekend @EvaLongoria Tweeted “@newtgingrich you clearly know little about the Latina community, Latina entrepreneurs who start businesses at 6 times the national average.” And she then linked to... Read more »
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Happy Mother's Day or Feliz Día de las Madres

My mother is a strong Mexican-American woman. What’s nice is that I can honor her on two days. Sunday is Mother’s Day in the United States.  Every May 10 in Mexico they celebrate Día de las Madres, which falls on Monday this year. In Mexico, they often serenade mothers with a song called “Las Mañanitas,”... Read more »

Whole Foods, health care and the Virgin of Guadalupe

I read what the CEO of Whole Foods, John Mackey, wrote against government funding of health care in The Wall Street Journal,  and I too had my doubts about whether to boycott Whole Foods. But a friend enticed me to check out the new Whole Foods at 1550 N. Kingsbury Ct. in Lincoln Park. Now... Read more »