Pray like a Community Organizer


During my undergraduate years at Cal Poly Pomona, I spent a week in Delano, California studying about Cesar Chavez and the Farm Workers Movement first hand.  I visited the headquarters of the United Farm Workers of America as well as many historical sites of the movement. 

One of the people I learned about and inspired me was Pete Velasco.  He was a Filipino American activist that organized and protested alongside Cesar Chavez during the 1965 Delano Grape Strike and even served as the Secretary-Treasurer for the United Farm Workers for over a decade.

This is his prayer.  It's simple, beautiful, and powerful.

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