Beyond the fields: Cesar Chavez, the UFW, and the struggle for justice in the 21st century

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Cesar Chavez is the most prominent Latino in United States history books, and much has been written about Chavez and the United Farm Worker's heyday in the 1960s and '70s. But left untold has been their ongoing impact on 21st century social justice movements.Beyond the Fields unearths this legacy, and describes how Chavez and the UFW's imprint can be found in the modern reshaping of the American labor movement, the building of Latino political power, the transformation of Los Angeles and California politics, the fight for environmental justice, and the burgeoning national movement for immigrant rights. Many of the ideas, tactics, and strategies that Chavez and the UFW initiated or revivedincluding the boycott, the fast, clergy-labor partnerships and door-to-door voter outreachare now so commonplace that their roots in the farmworkers' movement is forgotten.This powerful book also describes how the UFW became the era's leading incubator of young activist talent, creating a generation of skilled alumni who went on to play critical roles in progressive campaigns. UFW volunteers and staff were dedicated to furthering economic justice, and many devoted their post-UFW lives working for social change. When Barack Obama adopted Yes We Can” as his 2008 campaign theme, he confirmed that the spirit of Si Se Puede” has never been stronger, and that it still provides the clearest roadmap for achieving greater social and economic justice in the United States.
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table_of_contents Cesar Chavez and the UFW : revival of the consumer boycott -- The UFW boycott transformed -- Building the clergy-labor alliance : reviving the fast -- Yes we Cane : Miami's janitors struggle for justice -- The UFW battles pesticides -- The UFW grassroots political model : legislative advocacy and voter outreach -- The labor-Latino alliance -- Building the immigrant rights movement : sí se puede! -- The immigrant rights movement explodes -- The decline of the UFW -- Harvesting justice beyond the fields : the ongoing legacy of UFW alumni -- Conclusion: fostering social justice in the twenty-first century.
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title Beyond the fields : Cesar Chavez, the UFW, and the struggle for justice in the 21st century
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