A musician, songwriter, educator, and activist, Ramón "Chunky" Sánchez has become a cultural icon and leader of the Chicano community. At the concert, he described his experiences working with youth today: "You are always optimistic, regardless of what the situation looks like. Cesar Chavez used to say "si se puede"---"we can overcome" and we will overcome. With young kids, it seems to get to them, the songs. Especially one of the schools I work with, King Chavez Elementary and all the parents there and all the staff, and Scott, the principal---I wish him well. Because we got the whole school singing."