Santa Rita Center - Cesar E. Chavez - Phoenix, Arizona (20 images)

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Phoenix, Arizona - The Santa Rita Hall or Santa Rita Center is a small brick building located in south Phoenix where Mexican-American farm workers organizer and hero Cesar Estrada Chavez held historic a fast in 1972. Chavez, a native of Arizona and a farm worker himself founded an advocacy union known as the United Farm Workers of America to help organize agricultural workers to achieve better wages and working conditions. The fast was in response to House Bill 2134, a bill that if passed...
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