Dolores Huerta

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  • Women's History Week Research Paper

    The first time women history was celebrated, it was only for a week. In 1981 women’s history week was declared by congress as a national celebration, but the week wasn't truly celebrated until March 7, 1982. For the next five years it was celebrated as a week, but in 1987 the National Women’s History Project petitioned that the week should be turned into a month. Congress passed Pub. L. 100-9 that turned the week into a month. Without all of the women that have worked and are still working…

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  • Cesar Chavez Essay

    American trade union leader, born March 31, 1927 near Yuma (Arizona) and died on April 23, 1993 in St. Louis (Arizona). Cesar Chavez was the founder of the unit of agricultural workers, who, since 1964, brought together migrant laborers, most of them Hispanic, to fight for the improvement of their working conditions. Cesar Chavez belonged to a family of Mexican immigrants employed in agricultural work. His childhood was stage a succession of fields of work between California and Arizona, which…

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  • Dolores Huert The Man Who Changed My Life

    In the first place, I knew certain information about Dolores Huerta while in high school and from what I could remember I found her interesting. After doing further research on her accomplishments and her fight for farmer workers conditions, I now respect her and admire her. Her unstoppable fight to better the working conditions of workers, the raise of pay and to stop the exploitation is commendable, the passion she puts in her activism is what makes me associate her to my father. My father was…

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  • Pros And Cons Of Labor Unions

    Labor unions are an alternative employment method and have been controversial since the beginning. A labor union is a group of workers that form together creating a union and make sure that fair working conditions are set and that employment regulations are met and not broken. Unions are a way for the working class to be heard by big business. Union supporters argue that individual workers are powerless against large businesses and corporations. In order to achieve fair wages and benefits,…

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  • Essay About The Chicano Movement

    their biggest impacts. These are the events that helped them progress in their fight for rights and equality. In 1962 the United Farm Workers Association was created by Cesar Chaves who was a civil rights activist during this time along with Dolores Huerta. It wasn’t until 1965 when the (UFWA) joined Filipinos in the Delano Grape Strike. A strike…

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  • Summary Of Cesar Chavez And The Farm Worker Movement

    Association, (NFWA), in September 1962. (page 31). Failure to protect “Chavistas” from violence perpetrated by enemies, started show his “addiction to boycotts and his own power”. (page 116). Matt Garcia also talks about other UFW leaders, such as Dolores Huerta, Gilbert Padilla, Jerry Cohen and Marshall Ganz. I found this interesting because much is talked about Cesar, but not much of the other leaders. And of course, Jerry Brown, not the future Governor of California, (page 44), and how he…

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  • The Mexican Revolution Summary

    war against France and Britain lasted nearly to the Mexican Revolution as Napoleon’s government falls into disarray and the revolutionaries began to gain momentum. Father Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla was a middle aged priest living in the parish of Dolores. Hidalgo was a Crillo by birth, and had a pro-Indian sentiment. He organized his revolution through a so called “Literary Club”. The club plotted their uprising to take place in December; however, the plot was uncovered in early September and…

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  • Cesar Chavez Leadership Style

    America. A land founded on the principles of freedom and equality for all regardless of origin, to pursue life, liberty and happiness. A belief and principle established by the men and women who escaped the clutches of tyranny in their homeland of the far east, to establish a greater country that was on the far opposite of the spectrum. However, it is clear and apparent that this idea of freedom is, in many ways, selective and limited. People who did not belong to a certain race, religion and or…

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  • Similarities Between Civil Rights And Civil Liberties

    Civil Liberties are privileges designed to protect citizens from the government. These liberties are accompanied by the Bill of Rights and were aimed to prevent the government from becoming too powerful. Whereas, Civil Rights are targeted towards minorities and protect individuals who continue being discriminated from other individuals. Both Civil Liberties and Civil Rights have been a struggle to achieve, these two are constantly evolving. Civil liberties have evolved since the existence of…

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  • The Importance Of Equality

    Equality is the state of being equal, which means everyone in a society has the same rights and opportunities. Groups of people, such as African Americans and women, have been fighting for equality for millennial years. Currently, lesbians, gays, bisexuals, and transgender people are fighting for equal treatment. The obstacles faced by a person, or group of people, can determine how their life will turn out. Like any group of people, the Latinos have faced issues in the past, currently facing…

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