Cesar Chavez http://kvpr.org en New Biography Paints Complex Picture Of Cesar Chavez http://kvpr.org/post/new-biography-paints-complex-picture-cesar-chavez <p>Charismatic, &nbsp;controversial, courageous and complicated. Those are just a few words that could sum up the life of the late civil rights leader and farm labor activist Cesar Chavez. Now over 20 years after his death, a new biography seeks to provide fresh insight into a man who is an inspiration for millions. The book is called <a href="http://crusadesofcesarchavez.com/">“The Crusades of Cesar Chavez”</a> by <a href="http://twitter.com/miriampawel">Miriam Pawel</a>, who joined us on Valley Edition to talk about Chavez the man and Chavez the myth.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 26 Mar 2014 02:13:24 +0000 Joe Moore 30243 at http://kvpr.org New Biography Paints Complex Picture Of Cesar Chavez Valley Edition: March 25 - Drought in Mendota; Cesar Chavez Biography, Street Controversy; #SaveFFA http://kvpr.org/post/valley-edition-march-25-drought-mendota-cesar-chavez-biography-street-controversy-saveffa <p>This week on&nbsp;<a href="http://kvpr.org/programs/valley-edition">Valley Edition</a>&nbsp;we discuss how&nbsp;the rural westside town of Mendota is prepping for the worst when it comes to the <a href="http://kvpr.org/post/voices-drought-mendota-mayor-prepares-worst">drought</a>, talk with the author of the new book <a href="http://crusadesofcesarchavez.com/">The Crusades of Cesar Chavez</a>, explore a 2o year old street naming controversy in Fresno revolving around Cesar Chavez and discuss <a href="https://twitter.com/californiaffa">the Future Farmers of America’s</a> fight to keep fundin Tue, 25 Mar 2014 18:34:54 +0000 Ezra David Romero & Joe Moore 30216 at http://kvpr.org Valley Edition: March 25 - Drought in Mendota; Cesar Chavez Biography, Street Controversy; #SaveFFA Here And Gone: Fight Over Fresno's Cesar Chavez Boulevard Remains Fresh, 20 Years Later http://kvpr.org/post/here-and-gone-fight-over-fresnos-cesar-chavez-boulevard-remains-fresh-20-years-later <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In October of 1993, the Fresno City Council voted to rename three city streets - Kings Canyon, Ventura and California - in honor of the late farm labor activist Cesar Chavez. The move was part of a campaign by local Latino groups who sought to honor the </span>UFW<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> founder, who had died earlier that year.&nbsp;</span></p> Tue, 25 Mar 2014 16:40:12 +0000 Joe Moore 30208 at http://kvpr.org Here And Gone: Fight Over Fresno's Cesar Chavez Boulevard Remains Fresh, 20 Years Later Director Diego Luna Brings The Story Of Cesar Chavez To The Silver Screen http://kvpr.org/post/director-diego-luna-brings-story-cesar-chavez-silver-screen <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Later this month, the story of the late farm labor leader Cesar Chavez hits the silver screen with a </span>biopic<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> by acclaimed director Diego Luna. It’s the first time a major motion picture has been made about the life of the founder of the United Farm Workers Union. It features a cast of Hollywood stars including America </span>Ferrera<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, Rosario Dawson and John </span>Malkovich<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, with Michael Pena cast as the late civil rights hero. Tue, 18 Mar 2014 16:53:48 +0000 Joe Moore 29873 at http://kvpr.org Director Diego Luna Brings The Story Of Cesar Chavez To The Silver Screen Obama Visits Keene to Dedicate Chavez Monument http://kvpr.org/post/obama-visits-keene-dedicate-chavez-monument <p></p><p>President Obama made his first visit to Central California today, as he dedicated the Cesar Chavez National Monument in the Tehachapi mountain community of Keene. The site served as headquarters for Chavez and the United Farm Workers Union for decades.&nbsp;</p><p class="p1">The President told a crowd of over 6,000 people that Chavez was a hero for all Americans in his fight for justice, and the site, called&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 20px; "><em>Nuestra Senora Reina de la Paz</em> (Our Lady Queen of Peace)</span>&nbsp;or&nbsp;<em>La Paz</em>, is a tribute to his legacy.</p> Tue, 09 Oct 2012 00:45:14 +0000 Joe Moore 5134 at http://kvpr.org Obama Visits Keene to Dedicate Chavez Monument On Valley Edition: Animal Control; National Monument for Cesar Chavez; Civil War Revisited http://kvpr.org/post/valley-edition-animal-control-national-monument-cesar-chavez-civil-war-revisited <p><strong>Animal Control and Shelter Services in Fresno: What's Next?</strong> Tue, 02 Oct 2012 20:05:11 +0000 Juanita Stevenson 4861 at http://kvpr.org On Valley Edition: Animal Control; National Monument for Cesar Chavez; Civil War Revisited President Obama to Visit Kern County, Declare César Chávez Site a National Monument http://kvpr.org/post/president-obama-visit-kern-county-declare-c-sar-ch-vez-site-national-monument <p>President Obama announced today that he will visit Kern County next Monday to declare the headquarters of the late United Farm Workers union co-founder César Chávez a national monument. The Chávez compound in the small community of Keene, located in the Tehachapi hills east of Bakersfield served as the home for both the UFW and&nbsp;Chávez&nbsp;for several decades.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 02 Oct 2012 00:17:24 +0000 Joe Moore 4832 at http://kvpr.org President Obama to Visit Kern County, Declare César Chávez Site a National Monument