Posts tagged "United Farm Workers"

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 »

Hispanic hero: Dolores Huerta

It’s Hispanic Heritage month and I’m continuing with my occasional blog about a Hispanic hero. Today I’d like to recognize Dolores Huerta, co-founder of the United Farm Workers of America. She worked along side Cesar Chavez in the fight for fair wages and treatment of the people who harvest our crops. She helped win basics... Read more »
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