Cesar Chavez La Causa Summary

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Cesar Chavez explained nonviolence as a form of bringing awareness to not only the wages, working conditions and treatment of farm workers, but also the overall treatment of marginalized people in the United States. However, growing up with the perspective of the farmworker’s inspired him to spread the word of resistance against the growers and the government as a whole. Cesar Chavez purpose of La Causa not only inspired people to become a part of something so great, but to inflict change individually by encouraging his brothers and sisters to become mentally and physically strong. Which I believe is the backbone to a non-violence protest. It’s also the mentality a social worker should inhibit because dealing with change, it requires many of…show more content…
In La Causa, Chaves wanted to embed the Mexican culture and history so that it encouraged others to become educated about where they came from and who they are. I found this to be really important to know your history because that’s where individuals begin to understand the fuss of social inequality and social injustice. For Chavez, it’s more about fighting for humanity and dignity as human beings in the United States. One of his strategies is “seeking to change the culture of the United States toward the values of nonviolence, human dignity, and sacrificial solidarity with the poor (Orosco, José-Antonio, page 4). Along with implementing Mexican Culture and history sacrifice is one of the major qualities talked about by…show more content…
However, analyzing the ideologies from both Chavez and Martin Luther king of nonviolence, I learned that the moment you can get yourself to do harmful things, you then have lost yourself in the process. It then, defeats everything you have worked for up to this point. The feeling of guilt, loss of control mentally and physically will barry you alive (Orosco, Page 47) and for the rest of your life you will always have to justify your actions in regards to harming
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