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Most viewed - > GAYANNE FIETINGHOFF: 1973 CESAR CHAVEZ/BODY LANGUAGE"
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022286 viewsCESAR CHAVEZ TAKES HIS PLACE IN THE AUDIENCE, PARTICIPATES IN THE STRIKE RALLY, AND WAITS FOR HIS INTRODUCTION.
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011883 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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041444 viewsWITH HIS RIGHT FIST STILL CLOSE BY HIS BODY, CESAR CHAVEZ MAKES A FIST WITH THIS LEFT HAND AND REACHES OUT AND UPWARD WITH HIS LEFT ARM ALMOST FULLY EXTENDED CARRYING HIS BODY WITH HIM AND CATCHING HIMSELF BY TRANSFERRING ALL HIS WEIGHT TO HIS LEFT FOOT. HIS FACIAL EXPRESSION PLEADS FOR UNDERSTANDING.
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031223 views WITH HIS BODY SLIGHTLY OFF BALANCE AND WITH A GRIM LOOK, CESAR CHAVEZ CREATES A SOFT SPEAKING GESTURE: WITH BOTH ARMS CLOSE TO HIS BODY, HE MAKES A FIST WITH HIS RIGHT HAND AND RESTS IT IN THE PALM OF HIS LEFT. OFTENTIMES HE PUNCTUATED HIS POINTS BY TAPPING THE CLOSED FIST INTO HIS HAND.
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051087 viewsWITH HIS LEFT HAND CLOSE BY HIS SIDE, CESAR CHAVEZ EXTENDS HIS RIGHT ARM STRAIGHT AHEAD USING A SINGLE FINGER FROM HIS FIST POINTING A FINGER TO POINT AND MAKE DIRECT EYE CONTACT WITH A MEMBER OF THE AUDIENCE.
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02AA958 viewsWITH HIS PALM DOWN AND HIS RIGHT ARM HELD OUT, CESAR CHAVEZ BRINGS THE APPLAUSE OF THE AUDIENCE TO A CLOSE AND HE BEGINS HIS SPEECH WITH A NOTE OF HUMOR.
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07846 viewsCESAR CHAVEZ NOW TURNS TO THE AUDIENCE ON HIS RIGHT AND WITH A HARD RIGHT FIST AND A LOUDER VOICE DRAWS THEM IN. HIS LEFT HAND IS LOOSELY HELD IN CLOSE TO HIS BODY.
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08764 viewsWITH LEFT ARM FULLY EXTENDED AND REACHING UPWARD WITH FINGERS APART, CESAR CHAVEZ MAKES AN EMBRACING GESTURE TO THOSE WHO ARE THE FURTHEREST AWAY - HIS LIPS ARE PURSED IN THE FORM OF A CIRCLE. HIS RIGHT HAND IS HELD LOOSELY CLOSE TO HIS SIDE.
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09735 viewsWITH FULL EYE CONTACT AND TEETH CLENCHED, CESAR CHAVEZ REACHES OUT WITH BOTH ARMS ALMOST FULLY EXTENDED AND HIS RIGHT HAND MAKES A GRASPING-LIKE GESTURE.
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10700 viewsA CLASSIC CESAR CHAVEZ SPEAKING POSE: BODY PITCHED FORWARD SLIGHTLY TO THE LEFT, HIS LEFT ARM BENT AT THE ELBOW USES A SINGLE FINGER JUTTING UPWARD TO POKE THE AUDIENCE WITH HIS POINT - HIS RIGHT ARM HELD LOOSELY AND RELAXED BY HIS SIDE.
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11634 viewsLEANING INTO THE AUDIENCE, CESAR CHAVEZ MAKES HIS POINT WITH BOTH HANDS HELD UP IN FRONT OF HIM AT EYE LEVEL HOLDING AN IMAGINARY IMAGE ON HIS FINGER TIPS.
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12583 viewsCESAR CHAVEZ ARCHES HIS BACK AND LEANS BACK EVER SO SLIGHTLY TO DRAW HIS AUDIENCE FORWARD.
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