“The fight is never about grapes or lettuce. It is always about people.”

 “I became a vegetarian after realizing that animals feel afraid, cold, hungry and unhappy like we do. I feel very deeply about vegetarianism and the animal kingdom. It was my dog Boycott who led me to question the right of humans to eat other sentient beings.”

Cesar Chavez and Dolores Huerta co-founded
the National Farm Workers Association,
which later became the United Farm Workers.

Helen Chavez, Robert Kennedy, Cesar Chavez
(left to right)
Photographer: Richard Darby
On March 10th, 1968, Cesar Chavez breaks his 25-day fast by accepting bread from Senator Robert Kennedy, Delano, California.

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“Once social change begins, it cannot be reversed. You cannot un-educate the person who has learned to read. You cannot humiliate the person who feels pride. You cannot oppress the people who are not afraid anymore.
Address to the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco, Nov. 9, 1984

“We need, in a special way, to work twice as hard to help people understand that the animals are fellow creatures, that we must protect them and love them as we love ourselves.”

“Preservation of one’s own culture does not require contempt or disrespect for other cultures.”

“History will judge societies and governments — and their institutions — not by how big they are or how well they serve the rich and the powerful, but by how effectively they respond to the needs of the poor and the helpless.”

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