Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Celebrating Cesar E. Chavez Day

In commemoration of the life and work of labor and civil rights leader Cesar E. Chavez, the students in the Cook Arts Center's after-school art studio on Wednesday, March 31 turned their creative thoughts towards Cesar E. Chavez. The first part of the class included a discussion of Cesar Chavez's life, how he grew up and, as he got older, the actions he took to fight for migrant farm workers and earn them safer working conditions, fairer wages and a strong union. Next the students cut up a variety of fruits and vegetables and after dipping them in paint created color prints onto large pieces of construction paper. Finally, the students shared their completed prints with the rest of the class and began a discussion of what "unity" means to them and how they have worked together with someone else toward a common goal.

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