Melinda Wiggins, director of Student Action with Farmworkers (SAF), was recognized as one of the ten Champions of Change at the White House on March 29, 2012.

The Chávez Champions of Change recognition is part of an Administration-wide effort to celebrate the life and legacy of César Chávez as we passed what would have been the civil rights leader’s 85th birthday on March 31.

In the video, actress America Ferrera introduces the Champions of Change and United States Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar moderates a discussion between the winners. Watch as President Obama surprises the winners at the end of the discussion.

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