An Organizer's Tale: Speeches eBook Ø An Organizer's

An Organizer's Tale: Speeches eBook Ø An Organizer's


  • Paperback
  • 288 pages
  • An Organizer's Tale: Speeches (Penguin Classics)
  • César Chávez
  • English
  • 20 December 2016
  • 9780143105268

7 thoughts on “An Organizer's Tale: Speeches (Penguin Classics)

  1. Emma Williamson Emma Williamson says:

    A good and special read for a time such as now Always inspired by the words of an organizer


  2. Christopher Christopher says:

    I have been soaking my head in Cesar Chavez for almost a month now and it was good to end my time on him by going directly to his own words This collection of speeches from Chavez starts with one of his first big speeches in 1965 and ends with the eulogy for his mentor Fred Ross just before Cesar Chavez would die himself Many of these speeches are very good even visionary Indeed the speeches towards the end could sound like a speech given by a current Latino leader today It’s eerie how much has and has not changed in America As good as this collection is though there were several spelling errors and historical inaccuracies throughout this book All of them were small errors that should’ve been fixed but weren’t Just be aware of them before going into this book


  3. Robert Muir Robert Muir says:

    This book is a reminder and a warning from the not so distant past about the kind of greed for profit that causes the heartless mistreatment of others even in supposedly civilized countries and societies


  4. Brittney Narcisse-Rosario Brittney Narcisse-Rosario says:

    I was deeply moved by Cesar Chavez's story He was a civil rights activist and labor movement leader who founded the United Farm Workers of America in 1962 Through his speeches many of which were repetitive from previous ones I was able to capture his endless devotion to the work which in essence was a revolution His commitment to confronting racial and socio economic injustice in the midst of a labor crisis in which workers were exploited was done with the practice of creative non violence and with humility He also addressed environmental impact on pesticides on farm workers and consumers despite this news falling on deaf ears for years I contend that his contribution to a national movement paved the way for many Latinos many of whom were underrepresented and had little influence in the social and political arena in the past His fight was not exclusive to Mexican farm laborers as she pointed out that fighting for justice affects us everyone It is uestionable that due to the current political climate of the US in the midst of a global economy whether these acts of civil disobedience mentioned in his speeches are as effective as they were over 30 years ago Is social media the new medium for activism? But Mr Chavez knew where he stood and took the tools of oppression and used it to organize and mobilize a segment of our nation that has endured the painful and long standing irony of risking their lives toiling fields and harvesting produce to growers and buyers but rarely have the means to provide for their own families As a person who has been involved in community organizing efforts I felt to some extent that his speeches are an unofficial guide of community organizing; he highlighted the challenges of mobilizing a group of people and work towards a common cause found techniues to market and communicate to a group that has been socially disenfranchised and encouraging them After reading the collection of speeches I was left with this message that with perseverance patience and humility things are possible


  5. Timothy Dymond Timothy Dymond says:

    These collected speeches statements and articles by Cesar Chavez are not the testament of a soaring orator or a social theorist They are the testament of a gifted and visionary Organiser who thought a great deal about what he was doing why he was doing it and how others of similar background to him could do it tooChavez and the California Farm Workers Union are a classic case of 'like talking to like' Organising Hispanic farm workers approached by Chavez would have no doubt that they were talking to someone who shared their experience of poverty and exploitation That was why Chavez could demand and receive such strong commitment from poor workers who joined their unionChavez was convinced that there were no shortcuts in Organising That was his argument for a philosophy of nonviolence in protest and resistance That was also why he criticized the role of money in organizing campaigns He hated when campaigns ground to a halt because they 'ran out of money' He refused big donations for Farm Worker Union campaigns preferring to raise money directly from the workers themselves He even asked workers for food during long Organising drives despite those workers barely being able to feed themselves By making the personal sacrifice workers became truly invested in the success of their union Chavez made a personal example of sacrifice through numerous hunger strikes for various union causes throughout his career before he died in 1993Chavez offers an alternative to the various 'technocratic' versions of Organising embraced by modern unions with their focus on uestions of resources communications and decision frameworks Chavez drew upon the language and culture of Hispanic Catholicism to make the case for asking people to make personal sacrifices for 'la causa' the cause It was a difficult ask even within Chavez's cultural context however he recognized that unless workers were prepared to make sacrifices they did not have a union The duty of organizers is to be honest with workers about what they need to do


  6. José-Antonio Orosco José-Antonio Orosco says:

    An excellent collection of Chavez's speeches that will hopefully make his message of nonviolent social change accessible to the American public Check out the wonderful essay What is Democracy? in which Chavez takes on the idea of immigration as a social phenomena that can strengthen the American political system


  7. Cherish Cherish says:

    a great read


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An Organizer's Tale: Speeches (Penguin Classics)[Ebook] ➧ An Organizer's Tale: Speeches (Penguin Classics) By César Chávez – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk The first major collection of writings by civil rights leader Cesar Chavez One of the most important civil rights leaders in American history Cesar Chavez was a firm believer in the principles of nonv The first major collection of writings by civil rights leader Cesar Chavez One of the most important civil rights leaders in American history Cesar Chavez was a firm believer in the An Organizer's Kindle - principles of nonviolence and he effectively employed peaceful tactics to further his cause Through his efforts he helped achieve dignity fair wages benefits and humane working conditions for hundreds of thousands of farm workers This extensive collection of Chavez's speeches and writings chronicles his progression and development as a leader and includes previously unpublished material From speeches to spread the word of the Delano Grape Strike to testimony before the House of Representatives about the hazards of pesticides Chavez communicated in clear direct language and motivated people everywhere with an unflagging commitment to his idealsFor than seventy years Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English speaking world With than  titles Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors as well as up to date translations by award winning translators.


About the Author: César Chávez

A true American hero Cesar was a civil rights Latino and farm labor leader; a genuinely religious and spiritual figure; a community organizer and social entrepreneur; a champion of militant nonviolent An Organizer's Kindle - social change; and a crusader for the environment and consumer rightsA first generation American he was born on March near his family's small homestead in the North Gila River Valley ou.


7 thoughts on “An Organizer's Tale: Speeches (Penguin Classics)

  1. Emma Williamson Emma Williamson says:

    A good and special read for a time such as now Always inspired by the words of an organizer

  2. Christopher Christopher says:

    I have been soaking my head in Cesar Chavez for almost a month now and it was good to end my time on him by going directly to his own words This collection of speeches from Chavez starts with one of his first big speeches in 1965 and ends with the eulogy for his mentor Fred Ross just before Cesar Chavez would die himself Many of these speeches are very good even visionary Indeed the speeches towards the end could sound like a speech given by a current Latino leader today It’s eerie how much has and has not changed in America As good as this collection is though there were several spelling errors and historical inaccuracies throughout this book All of them were small errors that should’ve been fixed but weren’t Just be aware of them before going into this book

  3. Robert Muir Robert Muir says:

    This book is a reminder and a warning from the not so distant past about the kind of greed for profit that causes the heartless mistreatment of others even in supposedly civilized countries and societies

  4. Brittney Narcisse-Rosario Brittney Narcisse-Rosario says:

    I was deeply moved by Cesar Chavez's story He was a civil rights activist and labor movement leader who founded the United Farm Workers of America in 1962 Through his speeches many of which were repetitive from previous ones I was able to capture his endless devotion to the work which in essence was a revolution His commitment to confronting racial and socio economic injustice in the midst of a labor crisis in which workers were exploited was done with the practice of creative non violence and with humility He also addressed environmental impact on pesticides on farm workers and consumers despite this news falling on deaf ears for years I contend that his contribution to a national movement paved the way for many Latinos many of whom were underrepresented and had little influence in the social and political arena in the past His fight was not exclusive to Mexican farm laborers as she pointed out that fighting for justice affects us everyone It is uestionable that due to the current political climate of the US in the midst of a global economy whether these acts of civil disobedience mentioned in his speeches are as effective as they were over 30 years ago Is social media the new medium for activism? But Mr Chavez knew where he stood and took the tools of oppression and used it to organize and mobilize a segment of our nation that has endured the painful and long standing irony of risking their lives toiling fields and harvesting produce to growers and buyers but rarely have the means to provide for their own families As a person who has been involved in community organizing efforts I felt to some extent that his speeches are an unofficial guide of community organizing; he highlighted the challenges of mobilizing a group of people and work towards a common cause found techniues to market and communicate to a group that has been socially disenfranchised and encouraging them After reading the collection of speeches I was left with this message that with perseverance patience and humility things are possible

  5. Timothy Dymond Timothy Dymond says:

    These collected speeches statements and articles by Cesar Chavez are not the testament of a soaring orator or a social theorist They are the testament of a gifted and visionary Organiser who thought a great deal about what he was doing why he was doing it and how others of similar background to him could do it tooChavez and the California Farm Workers Union are a classic case of 'like talking to like' Organising Hispanic farm workers approached by Chavez would have no doubt that they were talking to someone who shared their experience of poverty and exploitation That was why Chavez could demand and receive such strong commitment from poor workers who joined their unionChavez was convinced that there were no shortcuts in Organising That was his argument for a philosophy of nonviolence in protest and resistance That was also why he criticized the role of money in organizing campaigns He hated when campaigns ground to a halt because they 'ran out of money' He refused big donations for Farm Worker Union campaigns preferring to raise money directly from the workers themselves He even asked workers for food during long Organising drives despite those workers barely being able to feed themselves By making the personal sacrifice workers became truly invested in the success of their union Chavez made a personal example of sacrifice through numerous hunger strikes for various union causes throughout his career before he died in 1993Chavez offers an alternative to the various 'technocratic' versions of Organising embraced by modern unions with their focus on uestions of resources communications and decision frameworks Chavez drew upon the language and culture of Hispanic Catholicism to make the case for asking people to make personal sacrifices for 'la causa' the cause It was a difficult ask even within Chavez's cultural context however he recognized that unless workers were prepared to make sacrifices they did not have a union The duty of organizers is to be honest with workers about what they need to do

  6. José-Antonio Orosco José-Antonio Orosco says:

    An excellent collection of Chavez's speeches that will hopefully make his message of nonviolent social change accessible to the American public Check out the wonderful essay What is Democracy? in which Chavez takes on the idea of immigration as a social phenomena that can strengthen the American political system

  7. Cherish Cherish says:

    a great read

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