Migrants

Wrath of Grapes Boycott Speech by Cesar Chavez

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Chavez delivered this speech at various times and places kicking off an entire campaign in May 1986 to promote consumer awareness of pesticide use.

Statement at Pacific Lutheran University Speech by Cesar Chavez

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César Chávez, “Statement at Pacific Lutheran University,” speech given in March 1989.
(Alternative to Commonwealth Club Address)

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1984 Cesar Chavez Address to the Commonwealth Club of California

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1984 Cesar Chavez Address to the Commonwealth Club of California

Address by Cesar Chavez, President
United Farm Workers of America, AFL-CIO

The Commonwealth Club of California
November 9, 1984--San Francisco

Crossing the Wire (Unabridged)

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The acclaimed author of seven ALA Best Books for Young Adults, Will Hobbs pens a spellbinding true-to-life adventure. With nothing but dogged determination, 15year-old Victor leaves his Mexican village to illegally enter the U.S. and help his starving family. Soon he must outwit gangs, drug-runners, and border agents as he endures shivering nights, blistering days, and gnawing hunger.

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670L
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05:46
Crossing the Wire (Unabridged)

The Beet Fields: Memories of a Sixteenth Summer (Unabridged)

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For a 16-year-old boy out in the world alone for the first time, every day is an education in the hard work and boredom of migrant labor; every day teaches him something more about friendship, or hunger, or profanity, or lust - always lust. He learns how a poker game, or hitching a ride, can turn deadly.

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1070L
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03:19
The Beet Fields: Memories of a Sixteenth Summer (Unabridged)

The Circuit (Unabridged)

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Francisco Jiménez writes of his childhood growing up in an immigrant Mexican family. His narrative is simple, as from a child's point of view, but that same simplicity packs the power of a highly skilled storyteller.

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880L
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02:59
The Circuit (Unabridged)

Migrant Struggle (2003)

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Migrant Struggle

Americans have often defined themselves through their relationship to the land. This program traces the social fiction of three key American voices: John Steinbeck, Carlost Bulosan, and Helena María Viramontes.

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High
Professional
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00:28
Migrant Struggle