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File #: 21-3799    Version: 1 Name: Honoring The Life And Legacy Of Marcos Muñoz
Type: Consent Calendar Resolution Status: Approved
File created: 6/16/2021 In control: Board of Commissioners
On agenda: 6/24/2021 Final action: 6/24/2021
Title: PROPOSED RESOLUTION HONORING THE LIFE AND LEGACY OF MARCOS MU?OZ WHEREAS, Almighty God in His infinite wisdom has called Marcos Mu?oz from our midst on May 15, 2021; and WHEREAS, Mr. Mu?oz was born in Cuidad Acu?a, Coahuila, M?xico, on April 25, 1941 and migrated to Texas unaccompanied when he was thirteen years old seeking work to help support his mother, who was the sole support for a family of six children; and WHEREAS, Mr. Mu?oz accepted a job feeding animals in a farm for three dollars a day but after several months of work, his employer refused to pay him for his labor and instead reported him to immigration authorities causing Marcos' deportation; and WHEREAS, Mr. Mu?oz returned to the United States where the migrant trail led him to California where he joined the United Farm Workers (UFW) Union in 1965 who were on strike and demanding labor rights for farm workers. A demand that strongly resonated with him due to his firsthand experience of labor exploitation; and ...
Sponsors: ALMA E. ANAYA
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PROPOSED RESOLUTION

HONORING THE LIFE AND LEGACY OF MARCOS MU?OZ

WHEREAS, Almighty God in His infinite wisdom has called Marcos Mu?oz from our midst on May 15, 2021; and

WHEREAS, Mr. Mu?oz was born in Cuidad Acu?a, Coahuila, M?xico, on April 25, 1941 and migrated to Texas unaccompanied when he was thirteen years old seeking work to help support his mother, who was the sole support for a family of six children; and

WHEREAS, Mr. Mu?oz accepted a job feeding animals in a farm for three dollars a day but after several months of work, his employer refused to pay him for his labor and instead reported him to immigration authorities causing Marcos' deportation; and

WHEREAS, Mr. Mu?oz returned to the United States where the migrant trail led him to California where he joined the United Farm Workers (UFW) Union in 1965 who were on strike and demanding labor rights for farm workers. A demand that strongly resonated with him due to his firsthand experience of labor exploitation; and

WHEREAS, soon after joining (UFW) Mr. Mu?oz became a lead organizer for Cesar Ch?vez, cofounder of the UFW Union and learned to practice nonviolence approach to organize change; and

WHEREAS, Cesar Ch?vez sent Marcos Mu?oz to organize the grape boycott in Boston in 1967. Within two years Marcos, single handedly and without any a formal training or education, removed grapes out of all national and regional supermarket chains across New England and became the East Coast Boycott Coordinator from 1970 to 1972; and

WHEREAS, during his time in the East Coast, Mr. Mu?oz met his wife, Andrea O'Malley; and

WHEREAS, given his success as an organizer and his leadership skills, he was assigned as the Midwest Boycott Coordinator and arrived in Chicago where he continued in that role until 1975; and

WHEREAS, after his UFW role and successfully advocating for farmer rights, Mr. Mu?oz settled in Chicago's Little Village neighborhood and organized forty-five (45) block clubs...

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