Cesar Chavez

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"suburban white girl has eyes opened"

suburban white girl has eyes opened

I grew up in the Central Valley in the 70’s and had summer gigs at tomato truck weighing stations during the season. My suburban bubble of ignorance got popped as I drove to work at 6:00 am and folks were already out working in the fields and were still there when I drove home at 6:00 pm. It was unbelievable to me that people were made to work that hard for that long ,to put food on everyone’s table. Since they had much more experience with the food industry, it was clear that I only got the much cushier job because I was white. It set me on a different path and being able to learn from Cesar Chavez and the UFW (philosophy and practice) has been a great gift. Thank you with all my heart.