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Chavez Slideshow2264 viewsView a slideshow compiled by Cathy Murphy. Download PowerPoint presentation here.
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1979 Seattle Boycott Human Billboarding - Elizer Vasquex1794 views
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01 1553 viewsTHE STORY OF CESAR CHAVEZ AND HIS FARMWORKER MOVEMENT IS ROOTED IN THE SOIL OF CALIFORNIA'S SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY, ONE OF THE RICHEST AGRICULTURAL VALLEYS IN THE WORLD. TWENTY-FIVE PERCENT OF ALL U.S. AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION - AS MEASURED IN DOLLARS - IS PRODUCED IN THIS CENTRAL VALLEY OF CALIFORNIA.
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031417 viewsWOMEN DID MUCH OF THE HARVESTING AND PACKING OF TABLE GRAPES IN CALIFORNIA'S CENTRAL VALLEY. THE SCALES WILL SHOW A WEIGHT OF APPROXIMATELY 26 POUNDS FOR A FIELD-PACKED BOX OF GRAPES. PAID PIECE RATE - THE FASTER YOU WORKED, THE MORE YOU EARNED - WITH NO TOILETS OR DRINKING WATER PROVIDED.
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011367 viewsTHE YEAR IS 1973 DURING THE EARLY SUMMER GRAPE HARVEST IN THE ARVIN-LAMONT AREA, SOUTH OF BAKERSFIELD CALIFORNIA. CESAR CHAVEZ AND HIS UNITED FARM WORKERS UNION HAVE CALLED A STRIKE. THE SETTING FOR THIS SERIES OF PHOTOS IS A PUBLIC PARK WHERE A STRIKE RALLY TAKES PLACE AT WHICH CESAR CHAVEZ IS THE MAIN SPEAKER. AS HE ARRIVES, CESAR IS SURROUNDED BY FARMWORKERS AND THEIR SUPPORTERS AS HE MAKES HIS WAY TO THE MAKE-SHIFT SPEAKERS PODIUM - A PICNIC TABLE IN THE SHADE OF THE PARK TREES.
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041354 viewsCHILDREN WORKING WITH THEIR PARENTS TO HELP SUPPORT THE FAMILY, ALSO HARVESTED AND PACKED GRAPES IN THE FIELDS. CHILD LABOR DURING HARVEST TIME WAS THE NORM, NOT THE EXECEPTION.
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071229 viewsCESAR CHAVEZ FOUNDED HIS NFWA (National Farm Workers Association) IN 1962. HE WAS A MASTERFUL ORGANIZER - SOFT-SPOKEN, AN INTENTIONAL AND FOCUSED LISTENER - HE WAS AT HIS BEST WHEN ORGANIZING ONE-ON-ONE, AND HE MADE A LASTING IMPRESSION ON PEOPLE.
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051166 viewsSWAMPING THE GRAPE BOXES FROM THE FIELDS: A FARMWORKER ON THE GROUND TOSSES UP THE 26 POUND BOX, THE FARMWORKER STANDING ON THE TRUCK BED, CATCHES THE BOX AND STACKS IT. HOW MANY BOXES OF TABLE GRAPES ARE SHIPPED FROM THE CENTRAL VALLEY? ENOUGH TO BUILD A WALL TWELVE BOXES HIGH, FROM DELANO TO BOSTON, APPROXIMATELY THREE THOUSAND MILES.
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021137 viewsCESAR CHAVEZ TAKES HIS PLACE IN THE AUDIENCE, PARTICIPATES IN THE STRIKE RALLY, AND WAITS FOR HIS INTRODUCTION.
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061122 viewsA GRAPE WORKER DRESSED FOR THE HARVEST WORK IN THE HUNDRED DEGREE SUMMER HEAT. THE CLOTHING IS NEEDED TO PROTECT THE WORKER FROM WASPS AND BEES, FROM THE PENETRATING DUST OF THE FIELDS, AND FROM THE RESIDUES OF PESTICIDES AND FUMIGANTS THAT HAVE BEEN USED ON THE VINES DURING THE GROWING SEASON. THIS WORKER COULD BE A MAN OR WOMAN.
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131090 viewsDOLORES HUERTA WAS, AND IS, ONE OF THE ICONS OF THE FARMWORKER MOVEMENT - A TIRELESS ADVOCATE FOR THE RIGHTS OF WORKERS. THERE IS NO PERSON ALIVE WHO COULD MAKE A MORE COMPELLING AND EMOTIONAL APPEAL THROUGH THE MOUTHPIECE OF A BULLHORN TO STRIKE BREAKERS WORKING A HUNDRED YARDS AWAY THAN DOLORES HUERTA.
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