Cesar Chavez

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"A consumer's point of view"

I grew up in San Jose, CA.  My mother had a friend who was a school teacher who donated books to the migrant farm workers.  One day I went with her and the memory of that experience has stayed with me—the living conditions were appalling.
Years later there was the grape boycott.  I was living on Bernal Heights in San Francisco, near a Safeway store.  Every grocery store was not buying grapes except Safeway.  I had already stopped buying conventional food, and especially not Safeway’s.  But I decided to make a special effort to boycott Safeway, which I’ve held up to this day.