Cesar Chavez Lecture Given by Hope College Dean Alfredo Gonzalez

On March 31, I went to the Cesar Chavez Lecture given by the Dean Alfredo Gonzales in the Maas Auditorium. The lecture was about 1 hour long and Dean Gonzalez made a very interesting point. I did not write down every single word of what he said, but here is a paraphrase of one of his major points:

“You have to learn what people have done before you to understand how much did it take to be in your position”.
—Dean Alfredo Gonzales

In the other words, Dean Gonzales was trying to send a message to the audience that we all come from the different background and in each of our respective backgrounds a lot of people have done a lot of things that eventually leads up to our current opportunities and success. In my opinion, he wanted to pointed out how important is to realize who and what did before us because that is going make us appreciate our opportunities and possibilities much more. Dean Gonzalez was telling this message in regards of Cesar Chavez, who was an “Union leader and labor organizer Cesar Chavez dedicated his life to improving treatment, pay and working conditions for farm workers.” (Biography), but I think it was a fantastic point and highlight. 

Mr. Cesar Chavez
Mr. Cesar Chavez
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