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 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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News: Dolores Huerta’s Portrait Featured This Summer at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C.

The iconic portrait of Dolores Huerta, painted by Chicana artist, activist, and Dolores Huerta Foundation Board Member, Barbara Carrasco, will be featured starting this summer at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C. beginning the summer of 2015.

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http://www.bakersfield.com/news/2015/05/27/ufw-co-founder-dolores-huerta-s-story-to-be-featured-at-smithsonian.html

Dolores Huerta Fights Against Amendment 67 to Protect Women’s Reproductive Rights in Colorado.

Dolores Huerta Fights Against Amendment 67 to Protect Women’s Reproductive Rights in Colorado.

“Election day is the most important day of your life!…Vote no on 67.” said Dolores Huerta.

The initiative would define a “person” and a “child” in the Colorado Criminal Code to include unborn human beings, which could cut off women’s rights of abortion and birth control, even in the case of rape, incest or to protect the health or save the life of the woman.

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