KUNM Youth Radio Project's Abby Magnus interviews Lesly Ruelas, the National Vice President for Young Women for LULAC (League of United Latino American Citizens). At the Cesar Chavez March, which took place on March 27th, 2010, Lesly Ruelas speaks about the importance of Cesar Chavez to her and to the community.
On Saturday, March 27th, the KUNM Youth Radio Project attended the Cesar Chavez march in the South Valley of New Mexico. KUNM Youth Radio members, interviewed several people in the community who attended the march to find out what Cesar Chavez meant to them. In this video, Abby Magnus interviews fourteen-year-old Andres Barboa and finds out more about his thoughts on Cesar Chavez and his role during the celebration.
On Saturday, March 27th, Elizabeth Chavez Villarino speaks about her father’s legacy outside the National Hispanic Cultural Center. Quoting her father, Elizabeth Chavez states, “You’re never strong enough that you don’t need help,” in order to stress one of Cesar Chavez’ core values: volunteerism. Helping others, in turn, can wind up helping yourself. Cesar Chavez advocated strength in communities through volunteerism and non-violence. He also founded the United Farm Workers, a successful union for the first time in the United States.
What does the word disabled mean? Recently, I watched a video of a woman named Aimee Mullins giving a speech about the misconceptions of what the word means. I also want to say that this woman knows what she is talking about because she has a disability herself. I encourage you to watch the video that is apart of my blog to hear Ms. Mullins inspiring story.
On Sunday, January 17, 2010 a march commemorating Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., took place in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Members from the KUNM Youth Radio Project attended this event and brought back what they experienced. In the process, Josh Horton conducted several interviews with members of the community. Also in attendance were Youth producer Dezbah Evans, Kamaria Umi, Kyle Farris and Briana Cristo.