César Chávez Resources

Our language is the reflection of ourselves. A language is an exact reflection of the character and growth of its speakers.”

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Books

Videos

Biography: Most of the following information was compiled by the Sixth Grade Class of 2021 from the Advent School. I organized it. The information has links so you can check it or expand it.

Personal Life

Social Justice Activism

Recognition

Quotes:

  • “The fight is never about grapes or lettuce. It is always about people.” 
  • “You are never strong enough that you don’t need
  • “To make a great dream come true, the first requirement is the great capacity to dream; the second is persistence.” 
  • “True wealth is not measured in money or status or power. It is measured in the legacy we leave behind for those we love and those we inspire.”  https://www.azquotes.com/author/2761-Cesar_Chavez 
  • If you really want to make a friend, go to someone’s house and eat with him… the people who give you their food give you their heart.
  • Thank you. And boycott grapes. https://chavezfoundation.org/speeches-writings/#1549063419713-afbc7b0e-e4f1
  • “All my life, I have been driven by one dream, one goal, one vision: To overthrow a farm labor system in this nation which treats farm workers as if they were not important human beings.” https://chavezfoundation.org/speeches-writings/#1549063419713-afbc7b0e-e4f1
  • “We are a union and we are strong and we are striking to force the growers to respect our strength!” https://chavezfoundation.org/speeches-writings/#1549063419713-afbc7b0e-e4f1
  • “To be a man is to suffer for others. God helps us to be men!” 
  • Preservation of one’s own culture does not require contempt or disrespect for other cultures.
  • You are never strong enough that you don’t need help.
  • The fight is never about grapes or lettuce. It is always about people.
  • “We need to help students and parents cherish and preserve the ethnic and cultural diversity that nourishes and strengthens this community – and this nation.
  • There is no such thing as defeat in non-violence.
  • Real education should consist of drawing the goodness and the best out of our own students. What better books can there be than the book of humanity?
  •  “We draw our strength from the very despair in which we have been forced to live. We shall endure.”
  • Our language is the reflection of ourselves. A language is an exact reflection of the character and growth of its speakers.
  • “History will judge societies and governments and their institutions, not by how big they are or how well they serve the rich and the powerful, but by how effectively they respond to the needs of the poor and the helpless.” – Cesar Chavez https://www.awakenthegreatnesswithin.com/35-inspirational-cesar-chavez-quotes-on-success/ 
  • Link to speeches and writings (I didn’t read them all): https://chavezfoundation.org/speeches-writings/
  • “You are never strong enough that you don’t need help.”
  • “Non-violence is not inaction. It is not discussion. It is not for the timid or weak. Non-violence is hard work. It is the willingness to sacrifice. It is the patience to win.” Cesar Chavez 35 Inspirational Cesar Chavez Quotes On Success