Cesar Chavez’s fight for improving working conditions for farmers helped him gather a large following of Mexican Americans. By implementing elements of Catholicism and parts of his Mexican heritage into his rallies using The Virgen de Guadalupe as a symbol for protection, and by protesting through the use of nonviolence and self-sacrifice, Cesar Chavez managed to start a revolution in America to get first class citizenship for Mexican Americans. In order to create a following with the Mexican farm workers, Cesar had to not only fight for the rights of the workers, but he also had to connect with them spiritually. For example, the author writes, “One cannot understand this significant struggle by interpreting it only as a labor one. This was also a spiritual struggle enveloped by Mexican American Catholic beliefs, symbols, and traditions” (Garcia 12).
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
Cesar’s religious and spiritual perspective enabled him to unite people to reform the farm workers’ lifestyle. He created his own myths in order to gain millions of support from people who are either inside the struggle or outside of it. Cesar’s myth of nonviolence swayed the mass that money, weapons, and power are not needed to invoke change, but only commitment and patience are needed. His “militant nonviolence” style led many farm workers into believing and seeing Cesar’s vision that the struggle is possible to achieve. Through nonviolence comes self-sacrifice.
because they both at first did not see industrialization as a threat to the economy, but as time passed and innovation and demand increased, they both saw the corruption and issues that must be resolved in order to achieve a stable economy. They both depended on some sort of organization that needed to possess the support of a political leader or reforms that can be the change they both so desperately desire. The farmers wanted someone to speak out for them as they were continually being ignored this was similar response and feelings the industrial workers felt toward the way United States stood at the time. The both sought to destroy monopolies and their corruptive,abusive ways, they fought for the justice that they deemed needed to be served. This era has been a way for the progressive era to finally make those changes, the Gilded Age was set up for what was yet to come to life.
San Luis, Arizona is a town mostly built by agricultural workers and located on the southwest corner of Arizona. It is a town rounded for fields and which economy is based on agriculture. Since it is a farming town, Cesar Chavez, who fought for farm workers’ rights, was a big influence on what we have today. Thanks to his work, farm workers had received better salaries and working conditions. I strongly believe the Cesar Chavez’s legacy is being forgotten and it should be more honored because of his work, impact in the community and because there are not many places honoring him.
According to the text, Hartnett treats his employees harshly so that they are too scared to mess up and face the consequences. He has eight commandments that his workers must follow which seems like a little much. He also always thinks he is right and won’t take much advice from his employees. In my opinion, t is a good opportunity to work for Jack Hartnett because he is paying a good money , taking all employees to trip , and I like jobs where I cannot do mistakes it is more pressure on me. The last CEO of Lehman Brothers case (10 points).
There were many activists throughout that time who stood up against farmers who were using dangerous pesticides. Many of them used these different methods to influence people. In 1985, Cesar Chavez gave the speech, “Lessons of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. In this speech he used his words to influence people and to persuade them to stop purchasing grapes grown with pesticides, and he had a significant effect on people. In “Lessons of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.” there were 3 specific cases that stood out where you can see Chavez’s uses words to influence people.
Cezar Chavez is a well known hero of the labor rights of Mexican farmers; However, not many people know of Larry Itliong. Larry Itliong was a labor leader activist in the fight for rights of farmers in the United States. He was a major leader for the rights of Filipino farmers alongside Cesar Chavez who led for rights of Filipino farmers. Larry Itliong had ties to Filipino crew leaders and labor contractors. Larry itliong, was 47, immigrated from the Philippines at age 15 and worked in the fields.
Cesar Chavez influences poor labor workers that nonviolence is the best way to make a change. The rhetorical devices Chavez uses within the article catch the workers attention and helps make them feel as if they can make a change, and of all the devices, his militant diction influences the reader most. The sixth paragraph of his article uses military diction by stating, “But if we are committed to nonviolence only as a strategy or tactic, then if it fails our only alternative is to turn to violence.” This means that if they think of nonviolence as a type of strategy instead of making it a mindset then they will become violent. It helps the reader paint a picture in their head that they are an army and they have to be smart about how they “attack”.
In one of many acts of resistance Domitila enacted upon, she described how “If there’s a strike, we lose, because they don’t pay us our wage for the days we are striking. But the government also loses, and much more, because they’re waiting for the tin in some foreign industry and the government has to live up to these contracts” (Chungara 181). Domitila’s quote explains the dependency of the neoliberal system on the extraction of natural resources for profit and the demand for the state to sustain a strong military and security force to keep individuals ‘in place.’ Besides direct profit from resource extraction, one of the principal goals of the neoliberal system was to create a society of consumers. In Domitila’s testimony, she states “What happens is that Bolivian TV has channels that only-have government-controlled programs...also programs with lots of foreign influence, very heavy imperialist influence” (Chungara 183). The “imperialist influence” can be representative of westernized consumer culture which constitutes the consumer aspect of the neoliberal approach.
Coal miners will always continue to fight for their rights to fair wages and health benefits. However, its apparent from the readings in class and this documentary that because coal miners were of a low social class often called hillbilly’s the mining corporations thought they could use them without giving them their full rights to fair wages and health compensation. In conclusion, the documentary film: Blood on the Mountain brought me to some new perspective on what coal miners had to go through, but I was also able to relate to this film because I had prior knowledge of these hardships. It was interesting on what these coal miners went through and I am glad I got to be able to hear from two different informative
Although winning would secure his job as coach, his main goal racial equality between the players were defiantly his vision for the team. By achieve this goal the players learnt to respect each other which created greater results for the team. Events that lead to achieving his vision was training camp, most importantly was showing Gettysburg graveyard where the biggest battle in the Civil War occurred. Coach Boone’s speech engaged them to act on what he said. Forcing them to ride, room and eat together pushed boundaries for the players but all succeed in fulfilling his goal.
The program was started due to shortages of farm labor as U.S. citizens had gone to fight in the war. Known as the Labor Importation program, it was a carefully negotiated bilateral labor agreement between the U.S. and Mexican governments. It imported Mexican male laborers to the U.S. to work for minimum wages and standards of housing. The program also increased the number of illegal immigrants to the U.S.A. Unfortunately, the illegal immigrants did not have the leverage to push for the realization of the agreement as they were afraid of being deported back to
Many of the workers in the field were getting little or no pay. Plenty of men suffered through the hard conditions of coming to a new country, so they could raise money to take care of their families. Caesar saw that many workers were not getting paid enough for their working labor. Chavez joined a committee to start a boycott so that men working in the fields could get paid well. The committee started in California, but soon get all around America.
Bass would not back down, and inspired others to do the same. This would lead to others having the courage to hand out leaflets and pamphlets promoting union organization, something that would have never happened before at such a large company. Bass would be beaten again, and this would only further inspire unionists. Firestone worker, J.R. Carroll drove his car between unionists and assailants to protect the unionists from an oncoming attack (160). The Bass beatings