Celebrating Cesar Chavez

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The MEXICO Report
By Susie Albin-Najera

Today, March 31, we celebrate the birthday of an American hero, Mexican-American, Cesar Chavez.

Cesar was a  farm worker, a civil rights and labor leader, a religious and spiritual figure, a community servant and social entrepreneur, a crusader for nonviolent social change, an environmentalist and consumer advocate.

A humble and charismatic man, he devoted his life to the farm worker’s movement and social justice.

“The love for justice that is in us, is not only the best part of our being, but it is also the most true to our nature.”

“Non-violence is hard work. It is the willingness to sacrifice. It is the patience to win.”

The story of Cesar Estrada Chavez begins near Yuma, Arizona. Cesar was born on March 31, 1927. He was named after his grandfather, Cesario. Regrettably, the story of Cesar Estrada Chavez also ends near Yuma, Arizona. He passed away on April 23, 1993, in San Luis, a small village near Yuma, Arizona.

Read The Cesar Chavez story here.

Find out about Cesar Chavez events and more info:

http://www.cesarechavezfoundation.org/

I took this picture in Barrio Logan (San Diego) in 2003 soon after the birth of our son Julian.

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Susie Albin-Najera is the creator and editor of The Mexico Report, an award winning travel blog showcasing news, deals and resources for the modern traveler. Najera is a writer, author, travel blogger, marketing and public relations specialist and producer. Najera serves on the host committee for Maestro Cares, founded by singer Marc Anthony and producer Henry Cardenas; and on the advisory board for Corazon de Vida, providing aid to children in Mexico. She is also the creator of 'The Real Heroes of Mexico' showcasing community heroes in Mexico and producer of Latino Thought Makers. Najera has been recognized by the Mexican Consulate and Mexico Tourism Board for fostering positive relations between countries and her dedication to showcasing Mexico as a premiere destination. She can be reached at info@themexicoreport.com

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