Viva La Causa

Film. Bill Brummel Productions. 2008. 39 minutes.
A documentary film and teaching guide on the grape strike and boycott led by Cesar Chavez and Dolores Huerta in the 1960s.

Time Periods: 20th Century, 1961
Themes: Civil Rights Movements, Labor, Latinx

viva_la_causaViva La Causa focuses on one of the seminal events in the march for human rights — the grape strike and boycott led by César Chávez and Dolores Huerta in the 1960s. Viva La Causa will show how thousands of people from across the nation joined in a struggle for justice for the most exploited people in our country — the workers who put food on our tables.

The kit includes a 39-minute film on DVD and a 56-page teacher’s guide. Viva La Causa was produced for grades 7-12. [Producer’s description.]

Teachers can order this kit for free or download the free teachers guide.

Produced by Teaching Tolerance.

Watch Online

VIVA LA CAUSA from Profe Zawil on Vimeo.

1 comments on “Viva La Causa

  1. Kevin colina on

    Its good to see how the labor union has been able to help people actually feel useful and not be overworked with no compensation as if it were to happen to me I would feel horrible

Share a story, question, or resource from your classroom.

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *