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To serve the people : my life organizing with Cesar Chavez and the poor / LeRoy Chatfield with Jorge Mariscal.

Author/Creator:
Chatfield, LeRoy, 1934- author.
Publication:
Albuquerque : University of New Mexico Press, 2019.
Format/Description:
Book
xii, 249 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Subjects:
Chatfield, LeRoy, 1934-.
Chavez, Cesar, 1927-1993 -- Friends and associates.
United Farm Workers of America -- Biography.
Chavez, Cesar, 1927-1993.
United Farm Workers of America.
Labor leaders -- United States -- Biography.
Political activists -- United States -- Biography.
Mexican American migrant agricultural laborers -- History -- 20th century.
Labor movement -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Social justice -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
United States -- Social conditions -- 1960-1980.
Friendship.
Labor leaders.
Labor movement.
Mexican American migrant agricultural laborers.
Political activists.
Social conditions.
Social justice.
United States.
Form/Genre:
Biographies.
History.
Summary:
"The long pilgrimage of LeRoy Chatfield weaves its way through multiple collective projects designed to better the condition of the marginalized and forgotten. From the cloisters of the Christian Brothers and the halls of secondary education to the fields of Central California and the streets of Sacramento, Chatfield's story reveals a fierce commitment to those who were denied the promises of the American dream. In this collection of what the author calls Easy Essays, Chatfield recounts his childhood, explains the social issues that have played a significant role in his life and work, and uncovers the lack of justice he saw all too frequently. His journey, alongside Cesar and Helen Chavez, Marshall Ganz, Bonnie Chatfield, Philip Vera Cruz, and countless others, displays an unwavering focus on organizing communities and expanding their agency. Follow and explore a life dedicated to equality of opportunity for all. May it inspire and guide you in your quest for a fairer and more just society"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents:
From Colusa
Boarding school, 1948
LeRoy, merry Christmas!
Observe, judge, act
Are you Democrat or Republican?
My journal: Mexico City (excerpts)
Bakersfield to Boston to Delano, 1963
Brother Gilbert's appeal letter, 1965
The Delano grape strike
Farmworker volunteers
Stop the grapes
Pushing the buttons
Strike violence vs. nonviolence
The fast
Kern County courthouse cathedral
Bobby
On movement leaders
My journal : Delano (excerpts)
Letter from Delano (with growers' response)
La paz
Jerry Brown says, "I'm not God!"
Taking the blame
Legislation vs. movement
Eulogy for Cesar
My prophecy, 1993
Helen Chavez : a tribute
The organizer
What is the answer?
Guests, not clients
Clean and sober
Cherry-picking
A public fast
There is no OK place to be
A bird in the hand
Farmworker Movement Documentation Project
Management maxims
Afterword: Cesar Chavez, 1927-1993 : twenty-five years and counting.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (pages [237]-238) and index.
Contributor:
Mariscal, George, author.
Other format:
Online version: Chatfield, LeRoy, 1934- To serve the people.
ISBN:
9780826360878
0826360874
OCLC:
1097678586