March 2018

Author:
Merf Ehman, Columbia Legal Services Executive Director

“We cannot seek achievement for ourselves and forget about progress and prosperity for our community…Our ambitions must be broad enough to include the aspirations and needs of others, for their sakes and for our own.” - Cesar Chavez

We Celebrate.

I have been thinking about Cesar Chavez, Alton Sterling, and the concept of racial justice. Part of Cesar Chavez’s health issues and death were related to his hunger strikes to bring justice to farm workers. He risked his life for his vision of justice. He and Dolores Huerta and the millions of... More