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Wednesday, May 11, 2022

In 1972, Chavez fasted for 25 days in protest of an Arizona law banning the right of farm workers to strike, boycott or organize. The fast and the resulting UFW (United Farm Workers)-sponsored grassroots campaign transformed politics in the heavily Latinx state, leading to the election of Latinx governors and legislative representatives. It was through this campaign that the phrase “Si, Se Puede” was first coined and used as a rallying cry.

  • Order your own Film Kit developed by Learning for Justice titled “Viva la Causa” which focused on the grape strike and boycott led by Cesar Chavez and Dolores Huerta in the 1960s. Kit includes film and teacher guide.