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The Nonviolent Path Of Cesar Chavez

The Nonviolent Path Of Cesar Chavez

This program will trace the influences on Chavez, as a child, young man and adult, that led him on a path to nonviolence. We'll also recall the major moments during his campaigns when his dedication to nonviolence and social justice were put to the test.

We'll talk with Dolores Huerta, his colleague, friend and co-founder of the UFW. Also Jose-Antonio Orosco, whose book "Cesar Chavez and the Common Sense of Nonviolence" seeks to elevate Chavez as an original thinker, who added significantly to the peacemaking toolkits of more celebrated nonviolence heroes like Gandhi and Martin Luther King, Jr. Finally, we hear from Texas community organizer Juanita Valdez-Cox, who worked the fields there with her family in the 1950's and 60's and recalls
Chavez and Huerta leading the organization of farm workers in her state. Our guests will discuss what Chavez' own actions and theories about
nonviolence have to offer to our daily lives as well as how they can be used to address today's social and