2000 The United Farm Workers


Cesar Chavez called off the boycott of California table grapes begun in 1984 by union organizer Chavez, saying the goals of the strike had been met.

“You are never strong enough that you don’t need help.”

“It is not enough to teach our young people to be successful . . . so [that] they can realize their ambitions,
so [that] they can earn good livings, so [that] they can accumulate the material things that this society
bestows. Those are worthwhile goals. But it is not enough to progress as individuals while our
friends and neighbors are left behind.”

“The first principle of non-violent action is that of non-cooperation with everything humiliating.”

“Being of service is not enough. You must become a servant of the people. When you do,
you can demand their commitment in return.”

— César E. Chávez