I remember being a little girl in the 70s living in Venice, CA. Mrs Flora Chavez was in charge of the CSO in our neighborhood. I remember my mother getting ready for the meetings that were held. One day she came home with UFM flyers informing about the grape boycott. She refused to buy any grapes. At a tender age of 8 I learned that we had a voice.
At the age of 12 I started volunteering at the CSO with Mrs. Chavez as my mentor. One of my proudest moments to this day is knowing that my immigrant parents joined the great Grape boycott.
I have since marched in a couple of marches, supported UFW causes, boycotted greedy wine companies and most importantly involved my son in the fight for justice.