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Christine Chavez

Cesar Chavez Granddaughter

Christine Chavez has a made a lifetime commitment to civil rights, the labor movement, and community organizing.

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Christine Chavez has a made a lifetime commitment to civil rights, the labor movement, and community organizing. She was born in the City of Delano, in the heart of California’s Central Valley where she was surrounded by the farm worker movement. Today, Christine works for the United States Department of Agriculture. She serves as the Farmworker Coordinator. Prior to that she served as the United Farm Workers’ political director where she raised public awareness to protect the civil rights of farm workers and the larger immigrant community. Christine once heard her grandfather say “we don’t need perfect political systems, we need perfect participation.” Taking it to heart she has come to master the art of modern day campaigning and community organizing. Christine has helped elect numerous candidates to high office from the current Mayor of Los Angeles to the California Assembly Speaker and she is no stranger to presidential campaigns. In 2004, Christine campaigned for the Kerry-Edwards ticket in the State of New Mexico. And most recently she served as a surrogate speaker for then candidate Barack Obama. Christine traveled to Colorado and Texas in the 2008 Primary. Latina Magazine recently named Christine as one of their top Latinas for her longtime involvement with civil rights issues; particularly, her work on marriage equality.

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    An Evening With Christine Chavez

    Christine will be discussing the importance of women in action as it relates to impactful activism and effective advocacy – past and present.

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    Christine Chavez on Barack Obama - Yes We Can

    10th Annual César Chávez Lecture with keynote speaker Christine Chávez

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