César Chávez

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March 31 is César Chávez Day. Chávez is remembered as a champion of migrant workers who harvest the nation’s food. He helped create the United Farmworkers Union; He led boycotts, marches, and protests - fought for fair wages for farmworkers. Today, we aired an episode of BackStory with The American History Guys that’s all about the fair wage. And a note to our listeners, this program was made in 2014, so references go back to the original air date.

To listen to the original episode of BackStory, visit their website

Your Call: Who was Cesar Chavez and what is his legacy?

May 25, 2014

  

On the next your Call, we’ll rebroadcast a conversation with award winning journalist and author Miriam Pawel about her new book, “The Crusades of Cesar Chavez: A Biography.” Chavez went from being a migrant worker to leader of one of the most influential movements in the 20th century, inspiring generations of activists and community organizers. What do we need to know about one of the most significant Latino leaders in US history?  Join us on the next Your Call with Rose Aguilar and you.

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Pete Villaseñor moved to San Francisco from his home state of Texas almost 20 years ago. That’s well before the Bay’s current housing troubles began. But, moving to a new place can come with other difficulties, like homesickness. Villaseñor told our community storytelling project Hear Here how he found solace in a new city.

Your Call: Who was Cesar Chavez and what is his legacy?

Apr 21, 2014

 

  

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In 1924, Frank and Josephine Duveneck, a wealthy Palo Alto couple, saw a valley they liked in Los Altos Hills. So they bought it. Then they built and ran what would become the oldest operating hostel in the country. They preserved the local watershed by buying up the hills around it.

On today's Your Call, we’ll rebroadcast a conversation we had with Frank Bardacke, author of Trampling Out the Vintage: Cesar Chavez and the Two Souls of the United Farm Workers. We’ll talk about the history of the UFW and how it’s changed over the years. What can we learn from recent victories? Join us at 10 or email feedback@yourcallradio.org. What issues are farm workers organizing around today?  It’s Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

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On today’s Your Call, we’ll have a conversation with Frank Bardacke, author of Trampling Out the Vintage: Cesar Chavez and the Two Souls of the United Farm Workers. We’ll mark Cesar Chavez’s upcoming birthday by talking about the history of the UFW and how it’s changed over the years? What can we learn from recent victories? Join us at 10 or email feedback@yourcallradio.org. What issues are farm workers organizing around today?  It’s Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

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