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It’s César Chávez Day: Top 10 Things You Should Know About the Inspirational Leader

  Photo: Mural at César Chávez Elementary School in the Mission. There’s César Chávez Street. Many murals featuring the leader. Even César Chávez Elementary School, part of the Mission Promise Neighborhood community anti-poverty education initiative, for which MEDA is the lead agency. Yes, we can easily see that Chávez and San Francisco’s Mission District are…

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The 10 Best Quotes from Civil Rights Leader Cesar Chavez

MEDA is intricately tied to Cesar Chavez. The mission of MEDA emulates that of the great leader, plus Plaza Adelante is just a few blocks from the Mission District’s Cesar Chavez Street, Also, one of the Mission Promise Neighborhood schools is aptly named Cesar Chavez Elementary. As we take time out today to celebrate the life of…

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Top 10 Things You Should Know About Inspirational Latino Leader César Chávez

  César Chávez and the Mission District of San Francisco are intricately intertwined.  Please take some time this César Chávez Day to reflect on all the great work this inspirational leader did to make our Mission community — and the world — a better place. Here are the “Top 10 Things You Should Know About César Chávez” Chávez…

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Martin Luther King Jr. and Latino Civil Rights

Photo: Sarah Brooke Lyons MLK’s legacy in the Latino community As we take time this long weekend to ponder the legacy of the late Martin Luther King Jr., it is important to note that the civil rights leader was fighting for justice for all Americans. That includes Latinos. King’s values were consistent with MEDA’s core values, especially…

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