César Chávez often turned down honors because he knew his success was due to the people he organized and fought for. Josefina Flores is one of those people. She told her story of a life both before and after the United Farm Workers’ grape boycott to reporter Farida Jhabvala Romero.



Farida Jhabvala Romero reporting in Mendota, CA broccoli field

Farida is a reporter for Radio Bilingüe, the National Latino Public Radio Network. She regularly covers health and the environment. Prior to joining Radio Bilingüe, Farida worked as a reporter for El Mensajero, a San Francisco weekly, and other publications. She has a bachelor’s degree from Reed College in Portland, Oregon, and currently lives in Alameda, California, with her husband Eric and 2-year old daughter Devika. She can be reached at




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