Sunday, March 31, 2013

Cesar Chavez Day

Credit: United Farm Workers
Cesar Chavez:
“(Farm workers) are involved in the planting and the cultivation and the harvesting of the greatest abundance of food known in this society. They bring in so much food to feed you and me and the whole country and enough food to export to other places. The ironic thing and the tragic thing is that after they make this tremendous contribution, they don’t have any money or any food left for themselves.”
For every dollar Americans spend on food, only .06 cents goes to farm workers giving them an average income of 11,000 dollars a year.

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