An environmental activist who lived through the trials and tribulations of the Second World War as a Canadian citizen starting in 1942. He and his family were sent to a concentration camp in Slocan in British Columbia with his father being sent to the labor camp Solsqua. They stayed in the camp till the end of the war in 1945. It was during his time that he gained his appreciation for nature and the dependent relationship humans have with it. His main mode of communicating his ideals and activism is through radio and television programs that explain the science behind the importance of conservation. Much of his work has reached the ears of many concerned people around the world while also explaining his findings in a clear and precise manner that the everyday individual can understand.
Cesar Chavez March 31, 1922 to April 23, 1993
One of the most famous political activists of the twentieth century Cesar Chavez is best known for securing the rights of farmers who for the longest time were not been paid properly and who were housed in serfdom like conditions. He was successful in his work because he had seen the inequality of the migrant farmer from his own perspective and was able to rally supporters through means of peaceful protests. An avid speaker against the Bracero Program that he saw as harmful to the rights of migrant farmers. His work forced growers to make several concessions to their workforce.
Chaz Bono March 4, 1969 to Present
Musician and gay rights activist, Chaz Bono is most famous for the documentary Becoming Chaz (2011) and his moderately successful band Ceremony. However, Mr. Bono is best known as being a public speaker fighting for the rights of the LGBTQ community. He is a transgender man whose transition (process 2008-2010) became the topic of discussion in the United States and around the world. During an interview he claimed that he did not have his primary sex organs replaced. While not a major controversy it was a surprise for all those who were invested in his story. Bono’s activism work includes close ties with GLAAD and The Advocate.