Cesar ChavezA while ago I shared with you how excited I am that a movie about Cesar Chavez directed by Diego Luna is coming to theaters soon. The latest word is that it will open on March 28 of this year. Cesar Chavez is someone who I've known about for a long time, kinda for as long as I can remember. He is an American hero who was alive during my lifetime and I think it is important that all Americans, Latino or not, learn about the legacy of Cesar Chavez and what he managed to accomplish in his lifetime, it's the only way we can keep the legacy alive. That's why I'm so excited about the movie because I'm hoping it will reach amd educate wide audience, but what about the audience we as individuals have? If asked by by someone, by your child perhaps, how would you explain to them who Cesar Chavez was, what he did, and why he matters?

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You've gotta watch this video that briefly, succinctly, and very effectively breaks down the life of Cesar Chavez. It does a fantastic job of explaining the life of a great man, that we all deserve to know about. It's a call to action, asking for a national day of service to be created in honor of Chavez, but I think it is also an awesome educational tool.

Check it out and share it with your friends, family, and especially your kids. Next time they see Cesar Chavez's face on a mural, they will know why it's there.


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