Today we celebrate César Chávez’s birthday. I was delighted to hear on the news this morning that UTEP and El Paso Community College are closed today in observance of César Chávez Day. Next year, I will take off work and spend more time celebrating his legacy.
Tu Libro shared the documentary The Fight in the Fields: César Chávez and the Farmworker’s Movement
The 9/12 Generation Project has some great resources on teaching about César Chávez
Today marks twenty years since Selena’s death. I’m working on an essay about her influence on my life when I was about 10 years old. Last night, my brother and I reminisced about how I used to make music videos and sing her songs like “El Toro Relajo.”
Fusion’s How Selena’s #1 impersonator beat the bigots (via Saeed Jones on Twitter)
FlowerSong Press is working on a Selena anthology–follow them on Facebook for updates
I’d love to hear anything else you’d like to share about César Chávez and Selena!