Villagers who built the latrine project in the Mathare Valley. Courtesy of Rev. Havens and his wife Lani.

Reverend David W. Havens: An Agent of Change (Part 6)

In 1982, Rev. Havens, the former minister of Hollister's First Christian Church, and his wife Lani traveled to Africa, becoming international agents of social change.

Reverend David W. Havens and his wife Lani. Courtesy of Rev. Havens.

Reverend David W. Havens: An Agent of Change (Part 5)

In 1966, Rev. Havens, the former minister of Hollister's First Christian Church, joined Cesar Chavez on a historic march to Sacramento. Disillusioned with the union's direction, Rev. Havens left for a future full of personal and professional changes.

Definition of a Strikebreaker (in both Spanish and English). Courtesy of UFW Collections, Walter P. Reuther Library.

Reverend David W. Havens: An Agent of Change (Part 4)

In 1965 Rev. Havens, the former minister of Hollister's First Christian Church, joined Cesar Chavez's National Farm Workers Association. Rev. Havens was the first of many arrested during the Grape Strike. His crime--reading Definition of a Strikebreaker.

Local men who participated in the 1965 Selma March.

Reverend David W. Havens: An Agent of Change (Part 3)

In 1963 Rev. Havens left Hollister for the Central Valley, where he served in the California Migrant Ministry and learned the valuable lessons of community organizing.

Parsonage of Hollister's First Christian Church. Courtesy of Megan Havens.

Reverend David W. Havens: An Agent of Change (Part 2)

Minister of Hollister's First Christian Church served the area's farm workers

Reverend David W. Havens

Local reverend became an agent of social change

Havens served as minister of Hollister's First Christian Church before working alongside Cesar Chavez.

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Kodomo No Tame Ni (For the Sake of the Children): The Life of Kichigoro Tanimura

A fascinating story about one our county's first Japanese immigrants.