Cesar Chavez

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to help Cesar's cause

"Boycott grapes"

Boycott grapes

When I was a young girl, I heard about Cesar Chavez and the farmworkers.  I was so supportive of the cause that I stood outside of markets and asked each person to boycott grapes.  This was during the late 1960s.  I lived in a basically white middle-class neighborhood and some people were rude to me, but most people were kind and empathetic.  That was the first political cause I ever became involved in.  I didn’t know Mr. Chavez or the United Farm Workers, but I didn’t need to know them in order to feel the rightness of what he and they were doing.  “Once social change begins, it cannot be reversed” - Cesar Chavez.