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[dropcap size=small]A[/dropcap]s a way to celebrate what would have been his grandfather’s 90th birthday, Andres Chavez, Grandson of Cesar Chavez, came to the PRHS gym to share the life of his namesake on March 23.

Chavez spoke of his grandfather’s childhood in the Great Depression and how his family survives. The Chavez worked 10-12 hour shifts with no overtime pay in over 100-degree weather. And with foods that had been sprayed with pesticide-raising cancer rates over 800 times the average just to feed themselves.

And many families today struggle with the same issue.

“California’s Agriculture industry continues to pay their workers poorly and do not offer health benefits nor retirement plans,” Chavez said.

Chavez wanted more for his friends, neighbors, and family. He started the Community Service Organization in his mid 20’s to make his dream real.

Now, years after his death his dream lives on and his grandson has traveled from school to school helping to share.

 

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[dropcap size=small]P[/dropcap]ara celebrar lo que hubiera sido el cumpleaños de su abuelo de 90 años, Andres Chavez, nieto de Cesar Chavez, vino a PRHS en el gimnasio a compartir la vida de su abuelo cuando el era un niño en el tiempo de la Gran Depresion y como su familia sobrevivio.

La familia de Chavez trabajo de diez a doce horas sin sueldo de tiempo y medio en el campo en temperturas mas altas de los cien grados.

Comian comida que habla sido espreyada con pesticidas y asi suviendo la probabilidad de tener cancer a un 800 veces mas que cuales quiera de las personas y solo para comer.

Muchas familias a una hora sufren las mismas estragos.

“La Industras de la agricultura continua pagando a sus trabajadores muy poso y todavia no ofrecen beneficios de salud y de retiro,” dice Chavez.

Chavez queria mas para su familia, amigos, y vecinos.  El empero la organizacion de servicios para la comunidad en su juventud como a medras de sus veinte años de edad, con esto en mente.

Ahora muchos años despues su sueño continua viviendo en su nieto pues él viaje a diferentes escuelas conpartendo y ayudando a otras.

 

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