Cesar Chavez

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"Fasting For Change"

Fasting For Change

I was in Colorado when Cesar came to a large grower field to help us get better working conditions.  There were many people on hunger strike.  I was 11years old with my big brother.  We camped in the field for three days and nights without eating.  The strength I felt from the people around me, Cesar’s words of encouragement gave me hope and strength.  It was a life changing moment. 

Those few days helped me understand from a young age how important unity for a cause is.  It takes time and endurance, but at the end there is victory in mind and spirit.  The dignity for all has been won.