Carole Jett (left) Deputy Chief of Staff for Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, Max Finberg (center), Director, Center for Faith Based and Neighborhood Partnerships congratulate Rogelio Lona, United Farm Workers of America, Salinas, California as one of the 2012 White Champions of Change at a Breakfast Reception sponsored by the Office of Advocacy and Outreach and Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights at the United States Department of Department of Agriculture In Washington, D.C., on Thursday, March 29, 2012. The Champions of Change were being recognized for their leadership, community service and service to others prior to being honored at the White House in Honor of Cesar Chavez Day. Chavez was a Mexican-American labor leader who used non-violent methods to fight for the rights of migrant farm workers in the southwestern United States. Chavez founded the Cesar Chavez Foundation, a group that advocates for the rights of farm workers, acting to increase wages and improve the working conditions and safety of farm workers. USDA Photo by Bob Nichols.
May 18, 2014
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