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Viva La Causa: The Story of César Chaávez and a Great Movement for Social Justice

39 min
HD6509 .C48 V58 2008 DVD + Guide

On a warm evening in 1965, hundreds of Mexican farmworkers packed into a church hall in the small farming town of Delano, California. A momentous decision lay before them - should they join a strike against California grape growers started 11 days prior by their Filipino counterparts? Would this improve their appalling working conditions in the fields and help them earn enough to feed their families?

Viva La Causa tells the story of how the powerless stood up to the powerful and gained their victory, not by violence and weapons, but by their strong will.

Narrator, George Lopez ; Cesar Chavez played by Danny Bolero.

In English with optional English or Spanish subtitles.

Distributed by Teaching Tolerance.

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