This speech is valued for its historical leader Cesar Chavez whom fighting for the farmworkers rights. However, it’s still an issue for the horrible working condition people are being exposed and risking their own lives from getting an illness of all the dangerous pesticides. Chavez born in 1927 raised by a hardworking family, “The rich have money—and the poor have time” (Stavans 3) realized his family’s financial struggles at a young age. Seeing what life handed him, “Many had already tried to organize the Mexican migrant workers to improve their miserable working conditions. But it took Chávez’s charisma—su simpatia—to move mountains” (Stavans 5).
“Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.” -Harriet Tubman. Both Cesar Chavez and Harriet Tubman fought to stand up for what they thought was right. Cesar Chavez organized a farm workers union and helped secure laws that made working conditions better. “It’s amazing how people can get so excited about a rocket to the moon and not give a damn about smog, oil leaks, the devastation of the environment with pesticides, hunger, disease.
Cesar Chavez, labor union organizer and civil rights leader, took the 10th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. as an opportunity to remind people about the benefits of nonviolent resistance. Chavez published an article in the magazine of a religious organization devoted to helping those in need. In this article, Chavez shares his views on how nonviolent resistance is more effective than violent resistance. Chavez contracts the outcomes of violence versus nonviolence using an if then format in order to prove nonviolence superior. On lines 17-21, Chavez presents the unwanted outcomes of violence.
Las Casas’ drive to have indigenous rights recognised significantly influence the emancipation of indigenous from slavery. However there are aspects to Las Casas’ approach that are less noble. Many scholars, historians and authors have been critical of Las Casas and his image as ‘the saviour of slaves.’ The focus of these criticism revolve around accusations that he did not understand
The story says that “The Association was a group of people who helped farm workers have better rights and better pay.” Chavez and his supporters successfully improved the lives of farmers and farm workers. The story states, “Through boycotts, hunger strikes, and marches, they made a difference for everyone.”These days he still inspires community activists and politicians. The story states, “His speeches about justice, community, and education still resonate…” In 2008 Barack Obama adopted Chavez’s motto “Si, Se Puede.”The story says, “Barack Obama adopted it as his campaign slogan.” Obama used it because he wanted to inspire people like Chavez. Senator Robert F. Kennedy described him as one of the best heroic figures of all time.” Cesar Chavez was more effective than Nelson Mandela. Even though Mandela became president, he didn’t do as much as Chavez did.
In one of his speeches he says, “The wealth and plenty of California agribusiness are built atop the suffering of generation of California farm workers. Farm labor history across America is one shameful tale after another of hardships and exploitation.” This is why he is ending it because is it causing many disease and early deaths in people working in these conditions. This is when Chavez get really organized and boycotts the biggest grapes companies in California, and when they try to ship to Europe he does it there too by using his connection in Europe. He uses many of King’s method becuase the situation from both movement are both really
Since Salazar was of Mexican decent he was the obvious choice to write about the uproars occurring in East Los Angeles involving the Latino Community. During this time the Chicano power movement was in full effect. Salazar’s topics included the inferior quality of education given to Mexican-American students, police discrimination, and racial partiality. Salazar felt the media should take an objective view point however that was not the case resulting in one sided statements. He exposed Chicano leadership who exploited the cause for profit as well.
Chavez generalizes that masses of people have involved “in their own struggle throughout the movement “and free men and women “instinctively prefer democratic change to any other means,” which is “our best way of avoiding senseless violence.” By doing so, Chavez creates the idea of organized protest as both peaceful and effective, and therefore, makes nonviolence better than violence. To back these generalizations, Chavez uses Gandhi’s credibility. He paraphrases Gandhi in saying that boycott is the “most nearly perfect instrument of change.” Overall, Chavez makes a generalized claim that is easily rational, but locks it down with a quote from the famous nonviolent advocate Gandhi. This ultimately explains how nonviolence is effective, justifies it, and makes it more favorable than violence. Chavez’s use of repetition, generalizations, and credibility effectively persuades everyone of nonviolence.
I chose the movie Cesar Chavez because is about an labor organizer and activist man of the civil rights. Scene ---In 1965 many grape farm workers march 300 miles from Delano, California to Sacramento. Demanding labor rights for farm workers and increasing their wages and to improve their work place conditions. Mexicans and Philippine’s got united and they strike for five years until they got to sing a contract were The scene that I choose is when growers were telling the workers in the vine yards that anyone that follow the strike will stop working there and they were not going to be higher from anybody else and workers were really afraid to strike against the growers. Also when the growers brought them water and all the workers were drinking from
He introduced price controls on basic goods, such as food. On the one hand, that was the move to allow families to purchase the same amount of food with the same amount of money despite the inflation. On the other hand, it caused food shortages of basic necessities, such as milk and sugar. In addition, in 2010, Chavez announced a significant devaluation of their currency, known as bolivar fuerte. By that move he wanted to boost revenue from oil exports and to limit unnecessary imports.