PEOPLE Cesar Chavez - famous labor leader who started a labor union for migrant farm workers Henry Gonzales & Elgio de la Garza serve in House of Representatives Joseph Montoya serves in the Senate
EVENTS, ACTIONS, LAWS United Farm Workers Union - worked for higher wages and better working conditions Mexican American Legal Defense & Education Fund - Funding for Education
NATIVE AMERICAN: GOALS Raise standard of living Improve Health Return of Hunting & Fishing Rights Fulfillment of broken US treaties guaranteeing Native American land claims
EVENTS, ACTIONS & LAWS Red Power AIM (American Indian Movement) formed to further Native American goals (Occupied Wounded Knee SD for two months) Individual Self Determination and Assistance Act - gave Native Americans more control over reservations.
EVENTS, ACTIONS, LAWS 1989 - Native Americans awarded $80 million in compensation for lost land. Secretary of Interior for Indian Affairs - Federal Post created by the government to protect Native American interests
NYS and Native Americans County of Oneida v. Oneida Indian Nation of NYS Supreme Court ruled that Native Americans had a right to sue to enforce original land rights.
DISABLED AMERICANS: GOALS Full Rights Education and Training Mainstreaming Stop Neglect and Abuse
EVENTS, ACTIONS & LAWS Special Olympics Americans with Disabilities Act - prohibits discrimination in employment, public accommodations & transportation Mainstreaming in Education Celebrity causes (Michael J. Fox - Parkinson's)
Affirmative Action Taking positive steps to eliminate the effects of past discrimination in hiring In practice meant giving preference to members of minority groups when hiring or accepting applicants to schools
Women’s Rights Vocabulary Feminism… the belief that women should have the same economic, social and political rights as men Sexism… beliefs or practices that discriminate against a person on the basis of sex Glass ceiling… upper-level, better paying positions unavailable to women