Cesar Chavez

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"The Grape Boycott"

The Grape Boycott

I was lucky enough to be a freshman at a very liberal Jesuit college during the height of the Chavez-led grape boycott. Thank god, or else I may not have heard the story of the farm workers and Cesar Chavez in a positive light (as I was raised in a very conservative family.)

The United Farm Workers have had a special place in my heart and conscience ever since. Even though it is many, many years later, I still cannot let a table grape pass my lips!