Santa Rita Hall is located in Phoenix, Arizona

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Phoenix, Arizona. March 27, 2010 - 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 a historic fast in 1972. The fast was in response to House Bill 2134, a bill that if passed into law would prohibit farm workers the right to boycott and strike during harvest seasons. Arizona's governor Jack Williams proceeded to sign the bill into law. As a form of peaceful protest against HB 2134, the farm workers organizer began a water-only fast at Santa Rita Hall. The fast would last 24 days. The Santa Rita Hall, now called Santa Rita Center, is located on the Barrio Campito, in southeast Phoenix, on 1017 East Hadley Street. Today, the Santa Rita Center is partly abandoned and in need of repair and restoration. Photo by Eduardo Barraza © 2010
Phoenix, Arizona. March 27, 2010 - 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 a historic fast in 1972. The fast was in response to House Bill 2134, a bill that if passed into law would prohibit farm workers the right to boycott and strike during harvest seasons. Arizona's governor Jack Williams proceeded to sign the bill into law. As a form of peaceful protest...
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