You have the unique chance to help capture history--yours!
Preparing to observe its 50th anniversary, the United Farm Workers is launching a unique interactive web site, www.ufwstories.com. It will document the accounts of thousands of men, women and children who participated over five historic decades with Cesar Chavez and the UFW. It will tell the story of how millions of Americans, 17 million adults in a 1975 nationwide poll, rallied to the farm workers' cause and continue to support it.
These stories range from strikers, full-time organizers and staff to volunteer pickets, marchers and countless consumers who boycotted grapes and other products. The UFW asks you to share what you did, and are still doing, for farm workers in this official and premiere location that preserves these stories and makes them available for future generations.
Were you a supporter, farm worker or on staff?
Did you stand in front of your local supermarket to promote the boycott?
Did you join the boycott on your campus or at home?
Did you march?
Did you work in a strike or organizing drive, on the boycott or in a political campaign?
Was your involvement during the '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s or 2010 and forward?
Did you come to Delano in car caravans bringing food and clothing to the grape strikers?
Did you fan out across the country to distant cities to organize the boycott?
Your story need not be about a momentous event. It can be an account of the countless every-day acts of support and selflessness that allowed the UFW to succeed where others failed for 100 years to organize farm workers. This novel web site acknowledges all the people whose important contributions are too often ignored or forgotten.
Whatever it is, tell us the story of your activism, contributions and sacrifices. Post a photograph or memento along with a description of any length about what you did or continue to do to support La Causa or share a special memory or story. After you post your story, read the accounts and view the photos and mementos of others like you who participated in this important part of America's history.