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Friday is César Chávez Day, but who was César Chávez?

Published on March 29, 2017 under CommunityImpact

The Spanish phrase Sí, se puede—“Yes, it can be done”—was used as a rallying chant long before it was echoed in the streets of today’s protests on civil, worker and immigrant rights. It was coined by a man named César Chávez during a 1972 fast in which the Latino American farm worker rights advocate protested a signed Arizona bill that denied farm workers the right to strike and boycott during harvest seasons. Chávez’ legacy as a leader among farm workers’ unions is honored Friday on what would have been his 90th birthday.

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Source: Community Impact- Round Rock

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