Many people in South Texas know the name of Daria A. Vera, but friends and family of the woman, who in the 1960s joined her fellow farm workers to fight for the rights of those toiling in the fields under deplorable conditions and for low wages, say her life story should be added to Texas history books.
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Sep 4 2018 - 12:29pm
Arturo S. Rodríguez recalled what his parish priest at St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church told him after joining the first farm workers’ melon strike in Rio Grande City and getting arrested back in 1966.
Written by Edmond Ortiz on Sep 5 2016 - 7:57pm
"Viva Cesar Chavez!" "Viva Dolores Huerta!" "The people united will never be divided!" Those were just some of the chants that could be heard in downtown San Antonio on Labor Day morning, Sept. 5, 2016. Hundreds of union members, labor activists and local leaders took to the streets to celebrate a defining moment in the labor movement from 50 years ago.
Written by Susana on Mar 26 2011 - 4:42pm
Led by Dolores Huerta, co-founder of the United Farm Workers of America, more than a thousand San Antonians chanting “Si se puede" (Yes we can) and calling for social justice in issues from immigration to education participated in the city's 15th annual Cesar E. Chavez March for Justice.
Written by Vanessa Zevallos on Mar 18 2010 - 8:48pm
In a brief ceremony, Jaime Martinez, chairman and founder of the César E. Chávez March for Justice, received a special proclamation by Major Julian Castro at the San Antonio City Council Chambers.Jaime Martinez was recognized for his dedication to help to keep Chávez' dream alive for future generations. He emphasized the importance of Chávez as an American hero and role model to achieve social justice and dignity for all American farm workers.