Comments on: Ordinary People, Extraordinary Things: A Reflection on Cesar Chavez’s Legacy Tue, 19 Aug 2014 17:54:10 +0000 hourly 1 By: Carla @ All of Me Now Thu, 12 Apr 2012 03:26:33 +0000 “Maybe if each of us, in our own way, practice being informed and involved, if not everyday, close to it, that taking a picture of me in my bubble gum pink hoodie to post on my Facebook page isn’t as effective, in the long run, as the daily and challenging solidarity of mentoring a young boy or girl, that selling Girl Scout cookies while registering people to vote isn’t mutually exclusive.” Amen!

Nothing is more powerful than doing. Even what seems like something miniscule and inconsequential can be extraordinary. And I think that’s what we should all carry from his message. We should all be driven to do extraordinary things but also realize a small gesture, an ordinary act of bravery (even, as you point out, starting this blog) that says something, impacts someone has the power to change the course of tomorrow in a very powerful and meaningful way.

Thank you for this =)

By: Monica Wed, 04 Apr 2012 03:22:08 +0000 Have I mentioned how much I love reading your words? You (and César) are absolutely right about how we need MANY César Chávezes. But you know, there ARE a lot of them out there! But we don’t know about them because they don’t speak up. We do need a whole lot more to break the current climate, though. But I have hope because I recently read about the growing number of inter-racial (inter-cultural?) families across the nation. Most non-Latino people I know, have someone in their family who is married to a Latino. And this gives me hope that slowly (a little too slowly) we are breaking down barriers, those preconceived notions that come with ignorance.
Excellent article, Viviana.