I remember when I was five years old (1967) and seen the UFW protest at a local market in Boyle Heights (East of Los Angeles), we live just across the street from the market named Big Buy. I was looking on from the front porch of our home with my dad, I looked up at him and asked, “What are they doing? Why so they have signs, and flags? Why are they saying Si Se Puede?” My dad looked down and explained that not everyone get fair treatment so you need to fight for it.” I looked on and said, “Oh, how sad,”
That was my first recollection of seeing the UFW in a protest for the farm workers. Forty five years later, I have boycotted and marched with the UFW, I have taught my confirmation classes in my Catholic parish about social justice and human right using the causes and fights of the UFW to my students. Teaching them who really puts the vegetables and fruits on their tables. How the farm workers are treated on the fields and teaching them to stand for human rights and fair wages for the UFW. Thank you UFW, Cesar Chavez and Dolores Huerta for standing up for all farm workers and your continuos fight that is still going on today. My thoughts and prayers are with you always! Si Se Puede!