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action taken to show that people want change
refusal by workers to work to protest low pay, or poor working conditions
something passed down to younger people
an organized walk taken by a group of people to make a point
a person who goes from place to place in search of work
someone who brings people together to accomplish a task or to meet a goal
refusing to buy something as a protest
Through his diligence,
Cesar Chavez won recognition of migrant workers' rights.
Cesar Chavez led farm workers in their
fight for justice.
Cesar Chavez used his freedom of expression
to speak out for workers' rights and to organize strikes and boycotts.
When he was a boy,
his family moved from farm to farm to find work.
He spent his life fighting
for better pay and working conditions for farm workers.
Cesar Chavez was born near Yuma, Arizona.
two things Cesar's father taught him
1) importance of hard work
2) importance of diligence
two things Cesar's mother taught him
1) to think about others
2) talking, not fighting, was the way to solve problems
Chavez family lost their farm and grocery store in Arizona and later had to move southern California to find work.
the Chavez family became migrant workers.
Cesar's last year in school. After that, he worked full-time to help earn money for his family.
Chavez got a job with the Community Service Organization (CSO), a group that worked for justice for all people.
3 things Chavez learned at the Community Service Organization
1) There is power in knowledge.
2) There is strength in numbers.
3) Real change cannot be achieved through violence.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Mohandas Gandhi
Chavez studied their work in which they used nonviolent protests to bring important changes to their countries.
Cesar became the leader of the Community Service Organization and helped thousands of people from Mexico become citizens of the U.S..
Farm Workers Association
a labor union Chavez started to help make employers give migrant workers better pay and working conditions
United Farm Workers
Chavez's union and the Delano strikers joined to form the UFW. This group went on strike and asked people to stop buying California grapes.
Nonviolent Protests used by Chavez
1) boycott- When he asked people all over the US to refuse to buy grapes grown in California.
2) march- Chavez and about 70 others walked from Delano to Sacramento to draw attention to the strike.
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