César Chávez is best known for his civil activism surrounding labor rights and farm worker advocacy. He co-founded the National Farm Worker’s Association, now called United Farm Workers with Dolores Huerta in 1962. Chávez was well known for his use of collective nonviolent strategic actions, organizing strikes, boycotts, and fasts to negotiate better working conditions and wages.
Audre Lorde was a self-described “black, lesbian, mother, warrior, poet”. Her radical feminism informed her poetry as well as her prose. Her extensive work on marginalization and the complexity of self-hood made her a foundational theorist for intersectional feminism.