March 31, 1927 is the birthday of the Latino civil rights leader, Cesar Chavez (1927-1993). Chavez, a Mexican American migrant worker and labor leader, was born in Yuma, Arizona. Together with Dolores Huerta, he co-founded the United Farm Workers (UFW). Chavez, the UFW, and millions of North American consumers launched a five year boycott against grape growers to improve the conditions of migrant workers. With their campaign of slogan of “Sí, se puede” (which translates to “Yes, we can”, a theme of the 2012 and 2016 US Presidential campaigns), Chavez and Huerta promoted nonviolent campaigns for the rights of workers.
https://latinxalmanac.com/wp-content/uploads/1927/03/March-31-1927-Cesar-Chavez.jpg 330 220 Barbara Mitchell https://latinxalmanac.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/Latinx-Almanac-Logo-for-Enfold-300x138.jpg Barbara Mitchell1927-03-31 19:33:382020-02-24 17:51:49Cesar Chavez, UFW Co-Founder