3. Peaceful Resistance
Chavez was inspired by two other great human rights activists, Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King, Jr. He was dedicated to make change through non-violent actions like marches, boycotts and hunger strikes. The 2014 documentary, Cesar’s Last Fast, revolves around his 36-day fast in 1988 to raise awareness about how pesticides on grape and lettuce farms were harming workers and their children.