Join Latinx studies professor Maria L. Quintana for a conversation with Dolores Huerta about her life and work as a revolutionary and inspirational leader dedicated to activism, feminism, and the future of America.
A portion of the proceeds from this event are being donated to the Dolores Huerta Foundation.
An equal partner in co-founding the first farm workers unions with Cesar Chavez, Dolores Huerta has become one of the most defiant feminists of the twentieth century, and one of the most important activists in American history. Now 89 years old, she continues the fight to this day.
During the Civil Rights Era, Dolores co-founded what is now the United Farm Workers union, resolutely dedicating her life to securing the rights of immigrant farmworkers and to combatting the fierce racism underlying their mistreatment. A mother of 11 children, Dolores has fought tirelessly and effectively for the cause, an upstream battle against sexist double standards, both within the movement and outside of it.
In today’s political climate, she sees the fundamental freedoms of her fellow Americans freshly imperiled, and has come forward to share her story with a new generation of activists seeking to create change. Dolores teaches these individuals that they have personal power that needs to be coupled with responsibility and cooperation to create the changes needed to improve their lives. As founder and president of the Dolores Huerta Foundation, she travels across the country engaging in campaigns and influencing legislation that supports equality and defends civil rights.
Dolores Huerta is one of the most influential labor activists of the 20th century. Her lifelong work as a civil rights activist and community organizer has included co-founding the United Farm Workers Association with Cesar Chavez, leading the Chicano civil rights movement and championing women’s rights. She is the founder and president of the Dolores Huerta Foundation.
“Every moment is an organizing opportunity, every person a potential activist,
every minute a chance to change the world.” —Dolores Huerta