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Grade Level: 9-12
Region: 2
Student: Maria Salcido
Teacher: Sandra Barnard
Chapter: McFarland TA

Maria

My art piece is regarding the safety of our food and the principles of non-violence. I chose the grape because it was one of the main crops that César E. Chávez boycotted. These hands are those of a tired, overworked farm worker. These torn and worn out hands, instead of being in an aggressive gesture, due to all the hurt and injustice they went through. These hands are in a giving, gentle, and humble gesture, they represent all those farm laborers that after being spit at, and threatened instead of becoming violent, they were humble, these grapes are being offered to those who believed in the cause that changed and marked our nation. Thank you César E. Chávez.

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