Chavez was a migrant farmworker, and his experience led him to want to create change for farmworkers across the country. (Talk about being the change you want to see!)
Chavez cared deeply about environmental justice issues. He understood that environmental justice and economic justice were definitely connected.
He fasted for 36 days to help farmworkers across the country!
He turned down a job from JFK.
He became a vegetarian because he realized animals had emotions as well.
Read our Huffington Post piece on Cesar Chavez and what we can learn from him today!