The Pioneers of the Farm Worker Movement
"¡Sí, se puede!"
The farm worker movement took the very best of other social justice movements – including lessons from Gandhi and Martin Luther King, Jr., effective civil disobedience and other peaceful tactics – and married them with modern strategies that involved consumers, students and effecting change by working within existing institutions. The movement drew upon and energized celebrities, politicians, the faith community, and other thinkers and doers. It wasn't just about one single person. It was thousands of ordinary people inspired to act with extraordinary courage. As a result, they successfully got their message into the public conscience across our country and around our world. Local, national and international efforts have used their methods as a valuable model for change ever since.