“Si Se Puede!”
By: Jaquelin Solis (Tucker, GA)
“Si, se puede.” This is the quote that always empowers and pedals me into becoming unstoppable. When I have ventured into a new job, leadership position, or moved into a new place, I utter that quote. Cesar Chavez not only set the platform but also the catapult for societal change that relied on nonviolent tactics, boycotts, and marches. He definitely paved the way for the movements that are currently going on in this political climate nationwide. These types of movements made me value the power of a united ‘fuerza.’ I understood the power of putting ‘un granito de arena’ and progressively making changes that start locally and transition nationwide. He gave voice to millions of farmers that were unheard and mute, advocated for their rights, and served as a liaison between them and the many opponents.Read more ...