We cannot seek achievement for ourselves and forget about progress and prosperity for our community... Our ambitions must be broad enough to include the aspirations and needs of others, for their sakes and for our own. ~~ Cesar Chavez
March 31st is a day of remeberance and celebration of the life of a man who was called "one of the heroic figures of our time" by Robert Kennedy in 1968. César Chávez was a grass-roots labor organizer who rose from the ranks of California migrant workers to form and lead the National Farm Workers Association (NFWA) and who gave so much of himself for the benefit of his community and the world. Check out these movies and books about his life:
To learn about others who are making a difference in their community:
To follow in his footsteps by getting involved in your community:
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You can find more information and books about Cesar Chavez check out our Find catalog .