Answer one of the questions below in a 4-5 page essay. You must use the assigned course texts (Levy/Chavez and Slessarev-Jamir) for complete consideration of and response to each question. Please use proper footnote or endnote citation in MLA or Chicago Manual of Style.
- Cesar Chavez fasted, embarked on pilgrimages and organized vigils throughout his life and work with the UFW. How did Chavez understand the role of fasting, pilgrimage and vigil in the life of the movement and how did these practices function in connection with the symbols of Our Lady of Guadalupe and the Aztec eagle?
- Consider the plight of the immigrant working class of the 1930s (during Dorothy Days time), the farm workers of the 1960s and 1970’s and the struggle for migrant rights today. How are these struggles similar and different, particularly in relation to the role of religion/faith and the leadership of women?