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CESAR CHAVEZ: COMMONWEALTH CLUB ADDRESS (SPEECH) Paragraphs 8 through 19 Summary Chunk Sheet

P8 All Hispanics, urban and rural, young and old, are connected to the farm workers? P8 50 experience. We had all lived through the fields, or our parents had. We shared that common humiliation. How could we progress as a people even if we lived in cities, while the farm workers, man and women of our color, were condemned to a life without pride? How could we progress as a people while the farm workers, who symbolized our history in this land, were denied self-respect? How could our people believe that their children could become lawyers and doctors and judges and business people while this shame, this injustice, was permitted to continue?

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P9 Those who attack our union often say it?s not really a union. It?s something else, a social movement, a civil rights movement ? it?s something dangerous. They?re half right. The United Farm Workers is first and foremost a union, a union like any other, a union that either produces for its members on the bread-and-butter issues or doesn?t survive. But the UFW has always been something more than a union, although it?s never been dangerous, if you believe in the Bill of Rights. The UFW was the beginning. We attacked that historical source of shame and infamy that our people in this country lived with. We attacked that injustice, not by complaining, not by seeking handouts, not by becoming soldiers in the war on poverty; we organized.

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P10 Farm workers acknowledge we had allowed ourselves to become victims in a democratic society, a society where majority rules and collective bargaining are supposed to be more than academic theories and political rhetoric. And by addressing this historical problem, we created confidence and pride and hope in an entire people?s ability to create the future. The UFW survival, its existence, were not in doubt in my mind when the time began to come.

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P11 After the union became visible, when Chicanos started entering college in greater numbers, when Hispanics began running for public office in greater numbers, when our people started asserting their rights on a broad range of issues and in many communities across this land. The union survival, its very existence, sent out a signal to all Hispanics that we were fighting for our dignity, that we were challenging and overcoming injustice, that we were empowering the least educated among us, the poorest among us. The message was clear. If it could happen in the fields, it could happen anywhere: in the cities, in the courts, in the city councils, in the state legislatures. I didn?t really appreciate it at the time, but the coming of our union signaled the start of great changes among Hispanics that are only now beginning to be seen.

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