Cesar Chavez Day Observed March 30!

You may know Cesar Chavez as the man who made "Si, se puede" (Spanish for "Yes, one can") popular (and later the presidential campaign slogan for Barack Obama). Or you may associate him with San Jose, where he and his wife had eight children.

There are so many reasons to learn more about this man who went from being a farm worker in Arizona, where he was born, to a labor rights leader who co-founded the United Farm Workers (UFW, formerly known as the National Farm Workers Association) in 1962 and raised national awareness of the plight of farm workers in California and Florida.

Here are some materials you can check out from the library to find out more about Cesar Chavez, whose example has been inspirational to many Americans. 
Cesar Chavez DVD For those of you wanting a visual experience, try this feature film.
The Crusades of Cesar Chavez The Crusades of Cesar Chavez by Miriam Pawel presents a biography that includes the good and the bad about this activist.
The Union of Their Dreams Miriam Pawel tells the story of Cesar Chavez's United Farm Workers union in The Union of Their Dreams.
One Night in America One Night in America: Robert Kennedy, Cesar Chavez, and the Dream of Dignity by Steven Bender details the collaboration between two iconic men.
La Causa Jacques E. Levy wrote Cesar Chavez: Autobiography of La Causa, which is an account of the United Farm Workers union as well as a guidebook for social and political change.
Trampling Out the Vintage: Cesar Chavez and the Two Souls of the United Farm Workers by Frank Bardacke is an engaging history based on years of interviews with farm workers, organizers, and the opponents and friends of the UFW.
From the Jaws of Victory Matt Garcia presents a scholarly history of the UFW in From the Jaws of Victory: The Triumph and Tragedy of Cesar Chavez and the Farm Worker Movement.
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