Viva La Causa

  In reading the article, “A Moveable Feast: The UFW Grape Boyvott and Farm Worker Justice” I learned that the strike was not only rallied by Mexican- Americans’ farm laborers but Filipinos’ as well. For years, my understanding was that the boycott of 1965 was solely propagated by Mexican- American workers until watching Viva La […] Continue reading

Viva La Causa

I chose to watch the documentary Viva La Causa. This documentary was about the grape strike and NFWA (National Farm Workers Association) against the grape growers led by Cesar Chavez in the 1960’s.  Watching this gave me hope and also reinforced the notion that if you want something to change, you can make it happen. […] Continue reading

Heckman Equation

I watched the Heckman Equation video “Supporting Families Pays Off” and read the academic paper “Understanding the Mechanisms Through Which an Influential Early Childhood Program Boosted Adult Outcomes” (Heckman, Pinto & Savelyev. 2013), which examined the Perry Preschool Program and the participants’ adult outcomes. I also read the accompanying summary of the paper, “Perry Preschool … Continue reading Continue reading