Honoring Cesar Chavez's Legacy: Economic and Social Prosperity for Latinos/Latinas in Rural Communities
From Jeff Layne
Farmworker Institute of Education & Leadership Development (FIELD)
This cultural exchange program is financed by the U.S.CSU, Chico alumna Chasity Maldonado-Medina discusses her work with FIELD, an organization whose mission is “to promote economic and social prosperity in rural communities for Latinos, working people, and their families.” This work is very much tied into the legacy of Cesar Chavez – part-way through her presentation, Ms. Maldonado-Medina shares a video of a talk by David Villarino, the President and CEO of FIELD, who is also Cesar Chavez’s son-in-law. She weaves together the story of Chavez’s life with her work. She expresses admiration for her clients. For example, many of the people she works with spend 10 to 12 hours a day in the fields and then spend two or three hours a night in school so they can earn their high school diploma.
Recorded: March 29, 2016