Grade Level: 7-8
Student: Roxanna Jimenez
Teacher: Grace M. Cervantes
Chapter: Associated Calexico Teachers
Cesar Chavez was an inspirational man who used nonviolent means to give farm workers simple rights like clean water, breaks, fair wages at least at minimum wage, and be noticed as human beings, not tools. Cesar gathered people one-by-one to join the cause for the rights of the workers. He and the farm workers protested for weeks, months, and years. They picketed and boycotted making some grape growing companies surrender and sign a contract saying that those rights will be given to the farm workers.
Cesar Chavez a man of integrity who stood for equal rights and justice for all. His Mexican-American heritage left a legacy for us to follow. His peaceful tactics to fight against ruthless working conditions and unfair wages for immigrants and eventually, for all. In the fields where he saw his father and many others labor under a hot scorching sun is where his battle began. His peaceful demonstrations eventually led to a nationwide boycott that shouted to employees “we will work diligently for fair wages and appropriate working conditions.” In spite of evil tactics that oppressed for so long, now strength, justice, freedom for all and a strong vision for a better tomorrow.