The Midwestern Urban Farming Movement at Heritage Radio Network
Happy Cesar Chavez Day!
Today we celebrate the life and work of a man who devoted his career to fighting for better working and living conditions for a largely migrant and immigrant farm labor force. Using nonviolent tactics, Chavez, Delores Huerta, and many others fought for the right for farm workers to unionize; this led to opportunities for higher wages and safer working conditions including restrictions on the use of certain dangerous pesticides.
Here are a few things you can do to honor his legacy:
Viva la causa!
(photos- a mural on Avenida Cesar Chaves in KCMO.)