Week 1: January 19–26
We begin our Thirty Days of Love with a commitment to sustained action and service, anchored in our commemoration of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. This is a time to lift up those who paved the trail ahead of us—the change-makers whose leadership and inspiration inform our own worldviews and transformed our society into a more loving place. Join us in redoubling our commitment to honor these heroic legacies through our own justice-making.
The Month Ahead
Thursday, January 24
“It is possible to become discouraged about the injustice we see everywhere. But God did not promise us that the world would be humane and just. He gives us the gift of life and allows us to choose the way we will use our limited time on earth. It is an awesome opportunity.”
– Cesar Chavez
As we gear up for a national conversation on comprehensive immigration reform and migrant justice issues, let us reflect on the legacy of the farmworker movement and how it got us where we are today. We’ll hear from Christine Chavez, granddaughter of labor rights legend Cesar Chavez, on how his work shaped our nation.
Think about who—from past to present—inspires your own justice-making.
Action for Families:
Look up Cesar Chavez and the United Farm Workers. What injustice did they fight? Learn and sing a song from the farmworker movement together. You can find songs and stories to share here.
- Farmworker Movement Documentation Project