I was a picket Captain in Queen, a county in NYC during the Gallo/grape and lettuce boycott. I was a college student at Hunter College in NYC. was privileged to meet Cesar several times. Even though there was violence and chaos in the fields, and with the Teamsters at the time, Cesar always radiated peace. I knew I was in the presence of a saint. Add to that meeting Dorothy Day and the same time, and it was phenomenal.
I am now 61 and will always be a Chavista!