Wednesday, March 31, 2010

César Chávez (31.03.1927 – 23.04.1993)

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“Once social change begins, it cannot be reversed. You cannot uneducate the person who has learned to read. You cannot humiliate the person who feels pride. You cannot oppress the people who are not afraid anymore. We have seen the future, and the future is ours.” ~ César Chávez

César Estrada Chávez was a Mexican American farm worker, labor leader, and civil rights activist whose work led to numerous improvements for union laborers. His birthday has become César Chávez Day, a state holiday in eight US states. Many parks, cultural centers, libraries, schools, and streets have been named in his honor in cities across the United States.

He was a vegetarian:

“I became a vegetarian after realizing that animals feel afraid, cold, hungry and unhappy like we do. I feel very deeply about vegetarianism and the animal kingdom. It was my dog Boycott who led me to question the right of humans to eat other sentient beings." ~ Cesar Chavez

Read more about Chavez on Wikipedia.


anb said...

thanks for remembering Cesar. there's a street named after Chavez in San Francisco