Cesar Chavez

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to help Cesar's cause

"Two sons born out of organizing with the UFW"

My father worked as a farm worker during the “Bracero” program in the 1940’s. During my childhood, I grew up listening to my father’s stories of ill treatment and exploitation by the “patron”. Later on in life, my father went to live in the United States and imigrated with his five children and my mother. I attended school and graduated High School. When I was in college, I attended a Boycott rally and decided to postpone graduating from college to become an organizer for the UFW. The UFW held a training for the newly recruited organizers for the boycott and that is how I met the father of my first two boys. He lived in West Los Angeles from jewish background and I am originally from Guatemala. We both became very good organizers and my boys father got so inspired that he decided to become a labor lawyer which he is still practicing today. We attended many rallys, strikes and picket lines. I worked for El Campesino Center in Watsonville and helped organize strikes out in the lettuce fields. Cesar Chavez and the UFW is still my inspiration in life. SI SE PUEDE!