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The Purposes of Luis Valdezs Plays There are several purposes to the actos one-act plays written by Luis Valdez such as the play Los Vendidos The main purpose of Luis Valdezs plays is to educate farmers and the general public Valdezs plays were a means to get migrants to organize into a viable farm workers union Luis Valdezs plays also challenged the stereotypes of Hispanic Americans and to give an honest portrayal of Hispanic culture and other political and cultural issues The plays were used to educate and inform not only the farm workers but the public as well Being born a son to a family of migrant workers and working as a migrant farm worker for many years Valdez used his plays to inform the general public and farm workers around the country The treatment and conditions that the migrant workers have to endure the he and other migrant workers saw things were just a few things that Valdez and the other performing in the plays informed them Valdez wanted the general public to know that the migrant workers were basically being bought and sold like slaves and treated just the same Valdez joined Cesar Chavezs United Farmworkers in 1965 It was with the support of Chvezs movement that Luis Valdez was able to put his theatrical talents to work to form El Teatro Campesino The El Teatro Campesino was a theater company of fellow workers who performed small skits based on their unique and largely untold experiences as an American under-class in his effort to educate and organize migrants At the same time the plays helped to educate and organize migrants into a viable farm workers union during the Great Delano Grape Strike of 1965 Valdez and Chzvezs plans were to infrom and teach the migrant workers that they as US citizens had certain right and that they should fight for their right and to stop allowing the
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