SF School named for Dolores Huerta, raises funds to do even more.

SF School named for Dolores Huerta, raises funds to do even more.

From SF Weekly:

“Dolores Huerta Elementary School may be a new name for the Glen Park campus this year but they’re still working on living up to that identity.

The San Francisco Board of Education approved the name change in Augustbut murals, signage, plaques, and books for its community to recognize the full meaning of its new namesake costs money. In turn, parents on a name change committee launched a GoFundMe to raise $20,000 to fully honor Huerta, a longtime labor leader who co-founded the National Farmworkers Association with Cesar Chavez and coined the phrase “Sí, se puede.”

“Our school is where we want to teach students the power of voice, the power of presence, the power of being, the power of standing up for dignity and fighting for equity, embodying the life lessons and activism of someone like Dolores Huerta,” said Luis Rodriguez, Dolores Huerta Elementary principal, in October. “By adopting the name of a strong Latina leader, we also would like to send a message of empowerment to all our female students, particularly our female students of color.”

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“Dolores”

“Dolores”

“Dolores” Official Trailer – PBS

from Wikipedia:

“Dolores” is a 2017 American documentary directed by Peter Bratt, on the life of Chicana activist Dolores Huerta. It was produced by Brian Benson for PBS, with Benjamin Bratt and Alpita Patel serving as Consulting Producers and Carlos Santana as Executive Producer.[1]

Dolores centers on Dolores Huerta’s committed work to organize California farmworkers to form the UFW, in alliance with the Chicano Movement, the Civil Rights MovementGay liberation and US-based LGBTQ social movements, and the late 20th century Women’s rightsmovement. Including recent and historical interviews with Huerta and her family members, the documentary includes historic film footage from the farmworker strikes and marches in Delano, California and New York City, the activism of the Delano grape strike that spread throughout the country, Sen. Robert Kennedy‘s meetings with the organizers during his Presidential campaign, as well as interviews with UFW co-founder Cesar Chavez, theatre artist Luis ValdezAngela DavisGloria SteinemHillary Clinton, and Barack Obama.

Dolores Huerta to Receive Radcliffe Medal

Dolores Huerta to Receive Radcliffe Medal

From Radcliffe/Harvard.edu

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (February 6, 2019) — Today, the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University (www.radcliffe.harvard.edu) announced that the iconic social activist and organizer Dolores Huerta will receive the prestigious Radcliffe Medal on May 31.

Each year, during Harvard University’s Commencement week, the Radcliffe Institute awards its highest honor to an individual who embodies its commitment to excellence, inclusion, and social impact.

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