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Yes We Can Cesar Chavez and Barack Obama Digital Portrait

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Yes We Can Cesar Chavez and Barack Obama Digital Portrait

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Yes We Can Cesar Chavez and Barack Obama Digital Portrait

  1. 1. Read Harvesting Hope: The Story Of Cesar Chavez by Kathleen Krull • Text: https://goo.gl/EOIOi1 • Video: https://goo.gl/6kemeH • Optional reading
  2. 2. Migrant Workers These farmers leaned over the fields for twelve hours a day. www.arletahigh.net/ourpages/auto/2012/8/7/.../Cesar%20Chavez%20PPT.ppt
  3. 3. Migrant workers were treated unfairly because they were of Mexican descent. www.arletahigh.net/ourpages/auto/2012/8/7/.../Cesar%20Chavez%20PPT.ppt
  4. 4. Most of the shacks had no plumbing or electricity. Some camps are still this way. www.arletahigh.net/ourpages/auto/2012/8/7/.../Cesar%20Chavez%20PPT.ppt
  5. 5. Most homes had no windows or doors; nothing to protect them from the elements. www.arletahigh.net/ourpages/auto/2012/8/7/.../Cesar%20Chavez%20PPT.ppt
  6. 6. Cesar Chavez (1927 - 1993) • Chavez was born on a farm in Arizona. • His parents were from Mexico. • He became a migrant worker when he was ten years old. • He believed in using nonviolence to achieve justice for all farmers. www.arletahigh.net/ourpages/auto/2012/8/7/.../Cesar%20Chavez%20PPT.ppt
  7. 7. Chavez Family Suffered During The Great Depression • The Chavez family owned a ranch, but lost it during the Great Depression • In 1937, they moved to California and became migrant workers • Cesar Chavez attended more than 30 schools before the age of 15
  8. 8. Cesar Chavez Helped Migrant Workers • Cesar Chavez protested the working conditions of migrant workers – Boycotted buying certain foods – Organized the National Farm Workers Association • Cesar Chavez’s work led to the California Labor Relations Act – Recognized the right of farm workers to organize into unions – It was signed by Governor Jerry Brown
  9. 9. Cesar Chavez made the world a better place without hurting anyone. This method of protest is called nonviolence. People who try to change things this way go on marches, strike and refuse to eat until their demands are met. www.arletahigh.net/ourpages/auto/2012/8/7/.../Cesar%20Chavez%20PPT.ppt
  10. 10. One Person Can Make a Big Difference • Cesar Chavez died in 1993 • Tens of thousands of people attended his funeral • He was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom (the highest civilian honor in the United States) in 1994 • Many schools and buildings are named after Cesar Chavez
  11. 11. Si, Se Puede / Yes We Can • Motto of the United Farm Workers (Cesar helped to form this group) • In 1972, during Chavez’s 24-day fast he and a friend named Dolores Huerta came up with the slogan • The slogan was to help people understand that they could / should have rights The symbol and slogan of the United Farm Workers of California (UFWOC)
  12. 12. Si, Se Puede / Yes We Can • In 2004, President Barack Obama borrowed Cesar Chavez’s phrase for his campaign for president • Artist Shepard Fairey designed posters for President Obama using the slogan (he also sometimes used the word “hope” too • Why do you think Obama used Chavez’s slogan?
  13. 13. Si, Se Puede / Yes We Can
  14. 14. Create Your Own Si, Se Puede / Yes We Can Poster • How-to video https://goo.gl/WCGe1a • How-to text directions https://goo.gl/Kt7C2B
  15. 15. Grade Your Work

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