'UFW at gerawan farming picketing against union labor.' photo (c) 2013, goldstardeputy - license: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

The California Hall Of Fame has just announced that legendary community organizer Fred Ross, Sr. will “will join 81 Californians previously inducted for exemplifying California’s spirit of innovation.”

Ross, longtime mentor to Cesar Chavez and a legend in the community organizing community, certainly deserves the honor. He’s inspired countless organizers over the years, and my “holiday gift” to readers of this blog each year is a copy of his “Axioms For Organizers.”

I hope this recognition will bring more attention to his work and the work of organizing everywhere.

I learned about his selection today from his son, Fred Ross, Jr., a former organizer colleague of mine when we both were with the Industrial Areas Foundation.