Cesar Chavez

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"Viva la Huelga"

Viva la Huelga

It was the mid 60’s and brand new teacher me was taking my first flight from Oakland to Los Angeles. In those days the pilot would give a casual running commentary to indicate the land we were above, so I following the trip on the unfolded California map on my lap.  All of a sudden I heard Delano announced and all of a sudden there I was hearing my own voice proclaim to surprised passengers"Viva La Huelgo”.  In the years to come through participation in my school district’s American Federation of Teachers’ local I would find myself traveling to Delano bringing clothing and donations and then find myself marching with Cesar and others…..Just as a teacher hopes she will have a lasting effect on her students, so has this cause effected me to speak and act for those who need our voices.