At the risk of boring you, dear reader, I want to quote and write about the importance and impact of the life of Mexican Socialist leader Cesar Chavez.

He famously noted, “Once social change begins, it cannot be reversed. You cannot uneducate the person who has learned to read. You cannot humiliate the person who feels pride. You cannot oppress the people that are not afraid anymore. We have seen the future, AND THE FUTURE IS OURS.”

Just this past year, President Barack Obama, declared a day dedicated to recognizing the effort of Cesar Chavez, marking March 29th, 2013 as an honorarium for Chavez, celebrating his life.

Chavez was born March 31, 1927, and were he still alive, would be eighty-six yesterday. Echoing the efforts of our current pope, Francis I, Chavez dedicated his life to working with the poor, uneducated, and underprivileged. Cesar Chavez was a devout Catholic, and helped found what has evolved into the United Farmworker of America.

Ironically, Chavez’s birthday fell on Easter Sunday this year. The Contra Costa Times quoted a representative of the Chavez family as stating, “Cesar lived the gospel according to Jesus Christ: he helped the poor and outcast.”

My question for you today, dear readers: what have you done today to make the world a better place?

My dad cajoles me, “Let’s have a good breakfast, and then go out and change the world.”

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