Director Diego Luna behind the camera
'Chavez' Makes Something Out of Nothing in Mexico
By Latina Staff | 06/21/2012 - 11:22

By ETOnline

While the subject matter of the upcoming film Chavez reflects the struggle of farm workers in America, the cast and crew have to face their own challenges in making this epic biopic.


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Richard Chavez
Richard Chavez: From Carpenter to Civil Rights Leader
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 07/29/2011 - 12:30

Richard Chavez was a carpenter who helped build a movement.

While Cesar Chavez was the face of the struggle to gain fair wages and treatment for California farmworkers, his brother Richard, who died Wednesday at 81 after complications from surgery, was crucial in helping build the United Farmworkers union, both physically and philosophically.


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Latino Honors
Latino Honors: Who The U.S. Government Should Recognize Now
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 06/06/2011 - 16:00

Nationally syndicated columnist Ruben Navarrette recently wrote a piece asking why the U.S. keeps naming things like streets and more recently, a Navy ship, after Cesar Chavez (who also has a postage stamp).


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Interview with an Icon: Dolores Huerta on Cesar Chavez
By Angie Romero | 09/02/2010 - 12:00

As the President of The Dolores Huerta Foundation and Co-founder of United Farm Workers of America along with Cesar Chavez, Dolores Huerta is a living legend. She is treasured by the Latino community, but she is also internationally recognized for her role in promoting social justice. We chatted with her about her partnership with another icon of social justice: Cesar Chavez:

You’re a hero to so many people. Who are some of your personal heroes?


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Latina Hollywood Report: America Ferrera’s #1 and Jennifer Lopez is Going 'Overboard'
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 03/30/2010 - 10:30

Proving (as if we needed proof) that the appetite for 3-D flicks is pretty much bottomless at this point, How to Train Your Dragon captured most of the box office dollars last weekend, followed closely by Alice in Wonderland. Coming in at #1, Dragon, the animated Dreamworks kid flick featuring a great story, bravura computer animation and America Ferrera voicing the lead female character, made a solid $43.3 million.


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Texas Board of Ed. Votes to Rewrite History, Whitewash Textbooks
By Mariela Rosario | 03/16/2010 - 15:30

Last Friday, the Texas Board of Education—stacked with socially conservative Republicans by Governor Rick Perry—approved a new social studies curriculum that would essentially rewrite history in favor of a right-leaning political agenda.

After the vote, Mavis B. Knight, a Democrat from Dallas told the NY Times, “The social conservatives have perverted accurate history to fulfill their own agenda.”


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Texas Board of Ed. Attempting to Erase Cesar Chavez from Textbooks
By Mariela Rosario | 01/11/2010 - 15:53

On Jan. 13, the Board of Education will hold a preliminary vote to determine whether or not they should adopt new standards for social studies texts in the state of Texas. In question is whether or not Cesar Chavez, along with all other Hispanics since the conquest of Mexico in the early 16th century, should be removed from textbooks.


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