Reaching Out - In Solidarity, Providence, Commencement Summary & Analysis

Jiménez, Francisco
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The next chapter is “In Solidarity.” Francisco made the decision to support Caesar Chavez as he sought to unionize farm workers. Francisco's mother was terrified, saying that the farm workers had no power and would lose their jobs. While Francisco respected his mother enough to stop arguing the point, he did not change his mind. One of the Jesuit priests at the college organized an event to discuss the issue. Francisco and Laura attended. One of the speakers argued against unions, saying the farm workers “were already well paid” (164). Laura urged Francisco to speak out, but he could not bring himself to do so. He could tell she was disappointed. Later, Francisco found a flyer inviting everyone to join Chavez in a march. By this time, Francisco – through Sodality and his classes – had come to believe he was obligated to fight...

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