DH in the News: ‘Dolores’ the movie seeks to inspire all generations 7/14/2017

DH in the News: ‘Dolores’ the movie seeks to inspire all generations 7/14/2017

She inspires and empowers. No matter the age or the gender a true leader inspires through their actions and their words. La lucha sigue and “at age 87, Dolores Huerta continues to stand at the forefront of the fight for human rights with the same ganas and stamina of the fearless 32-year-old woman who formed the first farm workers union with Cesar Chavez in 1962…”

“Do you know that the voter registration laws in Texas are the same as the ones we fought to change in California in 1953?” Dolores said in her unmistakable stern voice.

“All that a person has is his or her story… and when you are trying to deny them their story, you are taking away their power.” she added, repeating a line she said during an interview in the late 1970s that comes out toward the end of the 98-minute film.

”We can’t rely on the media we need to make sure we get our stories Into the textbooks,” she added in her unmistakable stern voice. “We need to push for ethnic and Chicano studies in our schools.”

Read the full article here: http://www.themonitor.com/entertainment/article_de5f895c-68b2-11e7-8f9d-b76962d4dd48.html

Dolores Huerta in Action: Discussion on the art of activism with Jose Antonio Vargas, Mon. 6/26/17, 12pm

Dolores Huerta in Action: Discussion on the art of activism with Jose Antonio Vargas, Mon. 6/26/17, 12pm

Check out the The Aspen Ideas Festival video of the lively discussion on the art of activism, between Dolores Huerta and Jose Antonio Vargas, the founder and CEO of Define American, the nation’s leading non-profit media advocacy organization that uses storytelling to humanize the conversation around immigration, citizenship, and identity in a changing America. #AspenIdeas

DH in Action: Houston Mayor Proclaims Dolores Huerta Days 4/22 and 4/23

DH in Action: Houston Mayor Proclaims Dolores Huerta Days 4/22 and 4/23

On Friday, April 22, 2016 Houston Mayor, Sylvester Turner, proclaimed April 22nd and 23rd Dolores Huerta Days in Houston.

Mayor Turner presented Dolores with the honor in the packed auditorium of the Neighborhood Centers Inc. Baker- Ripley Campus, during the evening program of the two day conference “Dolores Huerta – La Voz de las Mujeres”

The Emerald Foundation and Kappa Delta Chi Sorority hosted the free civic engagement event featuring Kappa Delta Chi Sorority Honorary Sister, Dolores Huerta. Organized by local leaders Melissa Young and Maria Duran, the event brought together civic leaders, community activists, and families.

Panelists and speakers participated in community discussions around the role of women’s leadership on a wide range of issues including the omission of ethnic studies in Texas textbooks, the movement against human trafficking, transforming education to better serve low income Latino students, and environmental justice.

You can watch video of Friday night’s conversation on the YouTube Channel: HIGHTECHAZTEC

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DH in Action: Huerta Sounds Call to ‘organize Texas’ at Planned Parenthood South Texas 4/15/16

DH in Action: Huerta Sounds Call to ‘organize Texas’ at Planned Parenthood South Texas 4/15/16

IMG_7861Dolores Huerta, along with Planned Parenthood Federation of America President Cecile Richards, spoke to a group of 1,000 at  a Planned Parenthood South Texas luncheon.

This comes on the heels of San Antonio South Texas chapter opening up a new facility. This is a big accomplishment for the women of Texas.

The two two trailblazing women had a powerful discussion about the historic movements they’ve led and the epic battles they’ve fought to make our nation more fair and just for everyone.

Dolores told the crowd, “We’ve got a challenge here in Texas,” a state that prides itself on being “number one,” she said. “We’ve got to think of how we can organize, so that Texas can be number one in terms of social justice … It’s incumbent upon all of us to think of what (we can) do to move our agenda forward in a political way, in an electoral way.”

Read more about the event in the articles below.

Links:

Dolores Huerta and Cecile Richards: The Fight for Women’s Rights Must Continue

Famed labor leader sounds call to ‘organize Texas’