¡SI SE PUEDE AT 90! Celebrate Dolores’ 90th Birthday on Saturday, May 30th 2020 5pm PDT

¡SI SE PUEDE AT 90! Celebrate Dolores’ 90th Birthday on Saturday, May 30th 2020 5pm PDT

Join us for a night of entertainment and activism!

https://bit.ly/CelebrateDH90th

¡SI SE PUEDE AT 90!

Celebrate Dolores Huerta’s 90th Birthday on Saturday, May 30th 2020

5pm PDT

Streaming online on these social media channels.

YouTube bit.ly/YouTubeDHF

Facebook bit.ly/DHFFacebook

Instagram bit.ly/DHF_IG

Twitter bit.ly/DHFTwitter

Traducción en Español bit.ly/DH_Facebook

ASL Interpretation link coming soon.

Legendary labor leader and civil rights icon Dolores Huerta is celebrating her 90th Birthday! Not only has she tirelessly dedicated her life to advancing civil rights and pursuing social justice, but she continues the fight through the Dolores Huerta Foundation (DHF), which is providing direct services to communities to relieve the impact of the pandemic in the regions of California where politically disempowered, low-income, immigrant, and farmworker groups are disproportionately impacted.

Join our growing list of guests and partners, including Joe & Jill Biden, Bill & Hillary Clinton Jane Fonda, Eva Longoria, Nancy Pelosi, America Ferrera, Carlos Santana, Alicia Keys, Martin Sheen, George Lopez, Mark Hamill, Tim Robbins, Zoe Saldana, Gloria Steinem, Benjamin Bratt, Kerry Kennedy, Patrisse Cullors, Maxine Waters, Justine Bateman, Matt McGorry, Cristela Alonzo, John Leguizamo, Sheila E, Ozomatli, Flor de Toloache, Danny Glover, Richard Montoya/Culture Clash, Gina Belafonte, Patrisse Cullors, Cheech Marin, Edward James Olmos, Ed Begley Jr., Ellie Smeal, Kate del Castillo, DL Hugley and the cast of Penny Dreadful City of Angels and many more!

Don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime online birthday celebration to honor a remarkable woman for a night of entertainment and activism.

Please invite your friends.

This event will be interpreted in Spanish and ASL for our deaf and hard of hearing community.

#90for90 #DHF #SiSePuede

Please contact the Dolores Huerta Foundation for more information or to sponsor this event! sisepuede@doloreshuerta.org / (661) 748-3430

REGISTER TO ATTEND TODAY at https://bit.ly/CelebrateDH90th

Donate to Win Cafecito con Conchas with Dolores

Donate to Win Cafecito con Conchas with Dolores

$9 for 900K
Donate to win Cafecito con Conchas with Dolores


Join on the fun and celebrate with @DoloresHuerta and friends for her 90th Online Birthday Fiesta on May 30th @ 5pm PDT. We’re counting down with a series of online activations. How would like to enjoy a “Cafecito con Conchas” with Dolores? Here’s your chance! Donate $9 and you will be entered into a drawing for a virtual meet up with Dolores.

On April 10th, we celebrated Dolores Huerta’s 90th birthday from a distance. We had in-person celebrations planned in different cities around the nation. However, due to the pandemic we had to cancel or postpone these events. Instead, we’re throwing an online birthday fiesta and fundraiser for the Dolores Huerta Foundation which will stream across multiple social media platforms.

Please spread the word and join us for
¡Si Se Puede! at 90: Dolores Huerta’s 90th Birthday Celebration
Saturday, May 30th, 2020
5 to 7 PM PDT

Let’s celebrate activism with a special night infused with art, music and humor that will bring people joy and light in these challenging times. 

Mark your calendars and join Dolores and friends Cristela Alonzo, Ed Begley Jr., Gina Belafonte, Joe & Jill Biden, Benjamin Bratt, Kate del Castillo, Bill & Hillary Clinton, Patrisse Cullors, Shelia E., America Ferrera, Flor de Toloache, Jane Fonda, Danny Glover, Mark Hamill, DL Hugley, Kerry Kennedy, Alicia Keys, John Leguizamo, Eva Longoria, George Lopez, Cheech Marin, Matt McGorry, Richard Montoya, Edward James Olmos, Ozomatli, Nancy Pelosi, Tim Robbins, Zoe Saldana, Carlos Santana, Ellie Smeal, Gloria Steinem, Maxine Waters, the cast of Showtime’s Penny Dreadful City of Angels and more to participate in this celebratory and meaningful live streamed event.

$9 for 900K
Donate to win Cafecito con Conchas with Dolores

The proceeds will benefit the Dolores Huerta Foundation. We are working in California’s Central and Antelope Valleys with politically underrepresented, low income, farmworker and immigrant (many undocumented) families who have been disproportionately impacted by this pandemic. DHF is uniquely positioned to address the needs of these communities highly impacted by COVID-19 as we have been organizing in these communities for over 15 years and have a respected and proven track record of affecting policy and achieiving structural transformation that builds power and improves daily lives.

Donate $9 to support this work and be entered into a drawing to enjoy a virtual “Cafecito con Conchas” meet up with Dolores.

¡Vamos, Gente, Sí Se Puede!

$9 for 900K
Donate to win Cafecito con Conchas with Dolores

#90for90 #SiSePuede #DHF #SiSePuede90

More Contest Information:
Donate $9.00. 
Each $9 donated = 1 contest entry. Multiple entries allowed per person.
Contest Timeline: 05/17/2020 – 05/29/2020 11:59 pm PT
Winner Announced: 05/30/2020 at 4 pm PT
Employees of the Dolores Huerta Foundation are not eligible to participate.

¡SI SE PUEDE AT 90!  Dolores Huerta’s birthday is TODAY, April 10, 2020

¡SI SE PUEDE AT 90! Dolores Huerta’s birthday is TODAY, April 10, 2020

April 10th, 2020 marks Dolores Huerta’s 90th Birthday. As president, she has led Dolores Huerta Foundation (DHF) in organizing politically disempowered, low income, immigrant, and farmworker communities for over 15 years. DHF has a respected and proven track record of affecting policy and forcing structural transformation that builds power and improves daily lives. DHF is uniquely positioned to address the needs of the most vulnerable families in this COVID-19 crisis. 

DHF staff have been working from home to advocate for educational and economic resources such as food security and access to technology for low income students. DHF is working with a statewide coalition, End Childhood Poverty CA, on statewide advocacy for income support for impoverished families, regardless of immigration status, to make sure those most in need are covered by state and federal emergency funds. DHF is continuing outreach to hard-to-count communities to secure essential funding for public services for the next 10 years by getting everyone counted in the 2020 Census. 

Dolores is raising funds to help communities who are in dire need and would be honored if you could celebrate her birthday with her and be a champion for these underserved populations. 

 Donate at this link doloreshuerta90.org

Please join us on
Saturday, May 30th, 2020
for a
90th Birthday Celebration and
Live-stream Benefit!

This remote-attendance party will feature a roster of special guests, including Jane Fonda, Cristela Alonzo and Tim Robbins, for a night of entertainment and activism.  The goal is to raise funds for the Dolores Huerta Foundation’s (DHF) frontline efforts to mitigate the impact of the pandemic in the regions of California where politically disempowered, low income, immigrant, and farmworker communities are being severely impacted in these difficult times. Details coming soon!

 Donate at this link doloreshuerta90.org

Parlier Literacy Matters Community Forum, Sat. 2/22, 6pm

Join Dolores Huerta Foundation Vecinos Unidos and Youth 
for the 

Parlier Literacy Matters Community Forum 

Saturday, February 22nd, 2020

6 pm – 8 pm

Parlier Junior High
1200 E. Parlier Ave.
Parlier, CA 93648

We will highlight LITERACY as the basic building block of education and learn to work together to ensure that students are receiving the support they need, at home and in their schools, to improve in literacy.

Childcare activités, food, music and a raffle!

For more information, contact Lourdes Oliva 559-908-4692

Caruthers Literacy Matters Community Forum, Wed. 3/4, 6pm

Caruthers Literacy Matters Community Forum, Wed. 3/4, 6pm

Join Dolores Huerta Foundation Youth and Vecinos Unidos 
for the 

Caruthers Literacy Matters Community Forum 

Wednesday, March 4th, 2020

6 pm – 8 pm

2025 W. Clemenceau Ave.
Caruthers, CA 93609

We will highlight LITERACY as the basic building block of education and learn to work together to ensure that students are receiving the support they need, at home and in their schools, to improve in literacy.

Childcare activités, food, music and a raffle!

For more information, contact Maria Galvan 559-864-2040

Sanger Literacy Matters Community Forum, Mon. 2/24, 6pm

Sanger Literacy Matters Community Forum, Mon. 2/24, 6pm

Join Dolores Huerta Foundation Vecinos Unidos and Youth 
for the 

Sanger Literacy Matters Community Forum 

Monday, February 24th, 2020

6 pm – 8 pm

1446 7th Street
Sanger, CA 93657

We will highlight LITERACY as the basic building block of education and learn to work together to ensure that students are receiving the support they need, at home and in their schools, to improve in literacy.

Childcare activités, food, music and a raffle!

For more information, contact Lourdes Oliva 559-908-4692

Literacy Matters Arvin Community Forum, Wed. 2/26, 6pm

Literacy Matters Arvin Community Forum, Wed. 2/26, 6pm

Join Dolores Huerta Foundation Vecinos Unidos and Youth 
for the 

Literacy Matters Arvin Community Forum 

Wednesday, February 26th, 2020

6 pm – 8 pm

Veteran’s Hall
141 N. A Street
Arvin, CA 93203

We will highlight LITERACY as the basic building block of education and learn to work together to ensure that students are receiving the support they need, at home and in their schools, to improve in literacy.

Childcare activités, food, music and a raffle!

For more information, contact Timo Prado 661-699-6597

Literacy Matters Lamont Community Forum, Wed. 2/19, 6pm

Literacy Matters Lamont Community Forum, Wed. 2/19, 6pm

Join Dolores Huerta Foundation Vecinos Unidos and Youth 
for the 

Literacy Matters Lamont Community Forum 

Wednesday, February 19th, 2020

6 pm – 8 pm
at the

David Head Center
10300 San Diego Street
Lamont, CA 93241

We will highlight LITERACY as the basic building block of education and learn to work together to ensure that students are receiving the support they need, at home and in their schools, to improve in literacy.

Education Equity Summit, Sat. 10/12, 8:30 am

Education Equity Summit, Sat. 10/12, 8:30 am

The Dolores Huerta Foundation, as part of the Kern Education Justice Collaborative, cordially invites you to attend the 1st ever Education Equity Summit in Bakersfield! The summit will bring parents, students, and teachers from across Kern County together to learn how to organize to dismantle the School-to- Prison Pipeline and about community efforts to advance health and racial equity in our schools.

Childcare, entertainment, and interpretation will be provided.

Guest Speakers – Tia Martinez, Executive Director Forward Change and Amir Whitaker, ACLU attorney & Researcher for UCLA Civil Rights Project

Tentative Agenda

8:30 am Registration & Light Breakfast Summit Begins

9:15 am Summit Begins

1:00 pm Lunch and Entertainment

3:00 pm Closing

To register please contact:
Cecilia Castro ccastro@doloreshuerta.org 661.322.3033 ext 230

La fundación Dolores Huerta, como parte de la Colaborativa de Justicia Educativa en Kern, te invita a la primera Cumbre de Equidad Educativa en Bakersfield! La cumbre reunirá a padres, estudiantes y maestros de todo el condado de Kern para aprender cómo organizar para destruir el camino de la escuela a la cárcel y escuchar sobre los esfuerzos de la comunidad para promover la salud y la equidad racial en nuestras escuelas.

Con Presentadores Tia Martinez, Directora Ejecutiva de Forward Change y Amir Whitaker, ACLU abogado e investigador del Proyecto de Derechos Civiles de UCLA

Se proporcionará cuidado de niños, entretenimiento e interpretación.

Agenda tentativa

8:30 am Registración y desayuno ligero

9:15 am Cumbre Comienza

1:00 pm Almuerzo y entretenimiento

3:00 pm Despedida

Para registrarse por favor de contactar a Cecilia Castro ccastro@doloreshuerta.org 661.322.3033 ext 230

West Marin ¡Sí Se Puede! An Evening with Dolores Huerta, Fri. 8/30/19, 5pm

West Marin ¡Sí Se Puede! An Evening with Dolores Huerta, Fri. 8/30/19, 5pm

West Marin Community Services in conjuction with the Dolores Huerta Foundation, is proud to present 

West Marin, ¡Sí Se Puede! An Evening with Dolores Huerta.

Friday, August 30th, 2019

West Marin Elementary School at 11550 Shoreline Hwy, Point Reyes Station, CA 94956

5:00 – 8:30 pm

The evening event will commence at five-thirty with music and food for the attendees. The program will begin at 7pm with an introduction of Dolores Huerta in English and in Spanish. This will be a free event, so that family members, regardless of income, can attend. Childcare will be provided. 

Register for FREE tickets at this link RSVP for West Marin, ¡Sí Se Puede! An Evening with Dolores Huerta.

Please support this event!

While “¡Sì Se Puede! West Marin.”” is a “free” event, it is not without cost to those of us who are organizing it. Many sponsors will be providing food and supplies, but in reality, we must raise funds to cover costs. 

We ask that you contribute generously. Tax deductible donations can be made by check and sent to DHF at P.O. Box 2087, Bakersfield CA 93303 or online using this link Donate to West Marin, ¡Sí Se Puede! An Evening with Dolores Huerta.

*Please be sure to note that you are supporting the West Marin ¡Sí Se Puede! Event

PADRINO Sponsors at the $1000 level will receive two VIP seats, a meet and greet opportunity with Dolores, their name/logo will be on screen on stage during the event and listed in the program, and they will receive a large signed poster featuring the iconic image of Dolores Huerta by renowned Chicana artist, Barbara Carrasco. 

PRIMO/A Sponsors at the $500 level will receive two VIP seats, their name/logo will be on screen on stage during the event and listed in the program, and they will receive a small signed poster.

AMIGO/A Sponsors at the $100 – $500 level will be listed in the program and receive a DH Poster. 

We are making a strong effort to have as much of the labor and resources donated, so there will be more funds available to support the important work of West Marin Community Services and the Dolores Huerta Foundation.

If you have any questions or need more information, please contact Juanita Chavez, DHF Development and Communications Director at (661) 748-3430, jchavez@doloreshuerta.org and/or West Marin Community Services (415) 663-8361, info@westmarincs.org.

Dolores Huerta in Marin

Ms. Huerta is President and Founder of the Dolores Huerta Foundation. “¡Sì Se Puede!” (Yes, We Can!) was the motto she coined for the United Farm Workers, which she co-founded with Cesar Chavez in 1962. In 2012, President Obama awarded her the Presidential Medal of Freedom. At 89, she continues to inspire and organize communities to build volunteer organizations empowered to pursue social justice through her foundation.

Ms. Huerta was invited by West Marin Community Services, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing services that enhance the unity and well-being of the diverse rural population of Point Reyes Station and neighboring ranches, farms and villages. 

The series of events is entitled, “¡Sì Se Puede! West Marin.” The first planned event is a morning assembly for grade school students from Point Reyes, Tomales and Bolinas-Stinson Beach. The second is an afternoon assembly for students from Tomales High School, where Dolores will focus on the importance of education, civic engagement, and the 2020 Census for all students regardless of their ethnicity, gender or legal status. Prior to her visit, the students will be exposed to curricula covering this focus and on Huerta’s life’s work in civil rights, including her time with Cesar Chavez and the United Farm Workers. Her themes will be education, empowerment and weaving movements in the quest for unity and equity.

Also in August, under the auspices of the Marin County Library system, the PBS documentary “Dolores” has been shown in Bolinas, Point Reyes and Tomales. This documentary shows the remarkable life of a woman whose continued energy and focus would tire most us. Local libraries will feature books about Cesar Chavez and Dolores Huerta. One book, “Lado a Lado (Side by Side) is a children’s book about both civil rights leaders. It will be available for purchase at Point Reyes Books. 

In 2017, Marin County had a median household income of $113,908, one of the highest in California. Point Reyes Station’s median household income, on the other hand, was $31,2501. This figure did not include the income of ranch workers living outside of the village. What’s more, this figure did not include the income of many Hispanic residents who were never counted in the last decennial census. In the 2010 census, for example, only 9 Hispanics were counted in the village of Tomales (population: 204), a datum which did not reflect the reality of its local school population. This travesty of inequity is a factor that could easily reoccur in 2020 if our communities fail to become unified and empowered to correct it. 

West Marin Community Services

West Marin Community Services provides a diverse range of services, not provided by other organizations or government programs, to support the residents of West Marin. By leveraging government resources and partnering with other non-profit organization, WMCS assures that “no one goes hungry” and that low-income families receive emergency services when needed. WMCS programs include a holiday food and gift program, summer swim classes for kids and fiscal sponsorship support for community partners who work within its mission, such as the Tomales Bay Youth Center, Point Reyes Farmers’ Market, Point Reyes Community Garden, and the Rotary Peace Garden at Toby’s. Many local residents patronize the West Marin Community Thrift Store, which is one of their programs. Its profits are distributed to families in need. 

WMCS initiated Abriendo Caminos (Finding our Path). With support from the Marin Community Foundation, Abriendo Caminos continues as a “partnership developed in 2014 between agencies in the West Marin Collaborative and the local Latino community to increase civic engagement and leadership.” Abriendo Camino trainings have occurred within the Latino communities of Tomales, Point Reyes, Bolinas and San Geronimo. 

Immigration became an unexpected additional topic for Abriendo Caminos, and WMCS began working with Standing Together West Marin, Canal Alliance, Mainstreet Moms, and other groups/volunteers to offer guidance, legal advice, etc. WMCS presented numerous Know Your Rights workshops and developed a West Marin Rapid Response System to send alerts, verify rumors of ICE actions, and coordinate volunteer assistance. 

First and foremost we will engage in a 2020 census campaign targeted to all West Marin residents, but particularly to our Latino communities. We will encourage the count of all family members–adult and child–covering all households and individuals in West Marin. 

2020 Census: According to a 2018 legislative analyst report, California could lose tens of millions of dollars in federal funds from a significant undercount. A complete and accurate count in 2020 is important for certain regions in the state, like West Marin, due to a misallocation of funding within the state. Many local governments receive federal and state funds that are based on population counts. “As a result, the potential loss of funds due to an undercount may have a greater impact on certain localities and their budgets relative to our state-level analysis.” It may be assumed that, because our region is located within Marin County, one of the richest counties in the state, there are few poor families in need of assistance in our rural area. An accurate 2020 census count will show that not to be the case. Our schools and our medical clinics depend upon such funding. 

Secondly, we need to continue the effort to empower our diverse communities–Anglo and Latino–for a common pursuit of equity and civil engagement. Our greatest defense against the Administration’s vile behavior against our immigrant population is to unite. We need to break down the barriers of communication by building leadership, such as we did with Abriendo Caminos, and empowering all our adult residents, whether they be documented or undocumented. We will utilize the expertise of the Dolores Huerta Foundation to guide us in this endeavor. 

As part of our community organizing, we will be using excess funds to wager a campaign for voter registration, which also will be tied to helping those who are eligible to become U.S citizens. 

Equity requires empowerment. Empowered people, particularly those who can vote, will change America toward becoming a more humane, loving, peaceful and inclusive country that honors the diversity of its people. Dolores Huerta will inspire us to continue the fight toward this end. 

Dolores Huerta Arrested While Calling on Fresno Board of Supervisors to Support Caregivers and Care Recipients, 8/20/19

Dolores Huerta Arrested While Calling on Fresno Board of Supervisors to Support Caregivers and Care Recipients, 8/20/19

Caregivers with the In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS)  program and SEIU Local 2015, joined by Dolores Huerta, local veterans, faith leaders, and social justice groups, shut down the county’s regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, August 20th, 2019. The demonstrators called on the Board of Supervisors to represent and protect the needs of thousands of caregivers and their constituents. Dolores Huerta was arrested, along with seven other demonstrators, at the Fresno County Board of Supervisors while calling for a living wage for caregivers.

Dolores stated, “In-home caregivers haven’t received a decent wage increase in over 10 years. Meanwhile, the Fresno County Board of Supervisors have given themselves a hefty salary increase. I decided to get arrested because I’m angry about the way home care workers are being treated. I was appalled by the way the sheriffs were mistreating Arnulfo De La Cruz, Executive Vice President of SEIU Local 2015. He was standing there peacefully when they grabbed him by the neck. The sheriffs were behaving in a brutish and aggressive manner in response to our peaceful protest. I am proud to stand with the over 17,000 support caregivers and their care recipients. These workers save the county upwards of $50,000 a year in providing services to the county’s elderly and differently-abled. They deserve a living wage! Si Se Puede!”

YOLA DÍA, Sun. 8/18, 3pm

YOLA DÍA, Sun. 8/18, 3pm

Join us on August 18, 2019 for YOLA DÍA

What are you up to this weekend, Los Angeles? Come to YOLA MEZCAL‘s YOLA DÍA this SUNDAY to soak up some sun and bask in the glow of feminist art, performances and opportunities for action.

Yola Dia will highlight inspiring women across different industries—featuring a unique lineup of female musicians, artists, chefs and activists. $1 from every ticket sold will benefit the Downtown Women’s Center, exclusively serving and empowering women experiencing homelessness and formerly homeless women.

TICKETS HERE: https://yoladia.frontgatetickets.com/…

Music by:
Lykke LiCat Power, Sophie, Courtney Love & The Chateau Band, Megan Thee Stallion, Kelsey Lu, Empress Of, and CupcakKe

Food by:
Elena Reygadas (Rosetta Mexico City), Lil’ Deb’s Oasis, Botanica, Canyon Coffee / NeighborhoodSage Vegan, Lupa Cotta, Bling Bling Dumpling, Better Booch, and Tenzo

Drinks by:
Yana Volfson (Atla / Cosme), Yael Vengroff (The Spare Room), Danielle Galvadon (Ostrich Farm), Clare Ward (Hippo), Gillian Fitzgerald (Mission Bowling Club), Katie Kildow + Arlene Roldan (Mermaid Bar), and Claire Sprouse (Hunky Dory)

Artworks by:
Frida Escobedo, Laurie Simmons, Jessi Reaves, Marylin Minter and Susan Cianciolo

Social Impact Speakers and Experiences:
Dolores HuertaHeadCountAl OTRO LADOFeminist Majority Foundation and PlusOne

LA Historic Park, 1245 N Spring St, Los Angeles, CA 90012

3:00 pm


For more information please visit:
https://yoladia.com
https://yolamezcal.com
#DHF #DoloresHuerta #YOLADIA #YOLAMezcal

Disarm Hate! Press Conference to Object to  Republican Congressman Kevin McCarthy’s Response to Recent Mass Shootings, 8/8/19, 10:30 am

Disarm Hate! Press Conference to Object to Republican Congressman Kevin McCarthy’s Response to Recent Mass Shootings, 8/8/19, 10:30 am

Join Dolores Huerta Foundation, First and Always Melanin (FAAM) and Women’s March Kern County, Faith in the Valley with other local civil rights organizations and community members at a press conference to address the importance of creating policies that support education and mental health in order to combat violence and discrimination which disproportionately targets communities of color and the LGBTQ+ community.

Thursday, August 8th, 2019

10:30 am

 Congressman Kevin McCarthy’s Office

4100 Empire Dr #150

Bakersfield, CA 93309


In the aftermath of two mass shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio, Rep. Kevin McCarthy of California’s 23rd congressional district blamed the shootings on video games that “dehumanize individuals” and encourage violence. Research shows there is no correlation between video-game revenue  and the number of violent gun deaths.* In fact, the U.S. is the third-leading country in video-game revenue per person, behind Japan and South Korea. Yet, the U.S. has more than four-times the amount of violent gun deaths than the other top nine countries in video-game revenue combined.

We believe the issue is not rooted in video-games but instead stems from white supremacy, racism, and lack of education touted by elected officials such as Rep. McCarthy and President Trump. We are calling on legislators to end gun violence and build safer communities by taking action to pass gun reform laws and implement policies that will save lives by banning assault weapons and requiring universal background checks.

* According to information cross-referencing data provided by both the Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation and NewZoo there is no correlation between video-game revenue per person and the number of violent gun deaths per 100,000 people.

ORGANIZATIONS
The Dolores Huerta Foundation is a 501 (c)3 organization whose mission is to inspire and organize communities to build volunteer organizations empowered to pursue social justice. The foundation organizes at the grassroots level developing natural leaders by establishing Vecinos Unidos (“United Neighbors”) chapters in Kern, Tulare, and Fresno county. We create leadership opportunities for community organizing, leadership development, and civic engagement. Vecinos Unidos chapters work on policy advocacy in health and environment as well as education and youth development. Learn more about the Dolores Huerta Foundation at www.doloreshuerta.org.

Women’s March Kern County has oriented our mission of harnessing the power of diverse women and our communities toward creating transformative social change. We believe our diversity makes us stronger, and that working together sparks change. Women’s March Kern County is committed to pressing forward toward the vision of equity for all. We do not tolerate hate speech, bigotry, white supremacy, racism, misogyny, anti-Semitism, homophobia, islamophobia, transphobia, or any other form of hatred and division.

First And Always Melanin (FAAM) is a grassroots organization set to unite people of indigenous Afrikan origin. We seek to preserve the life of black people in Bakersfield, CA through activism, holistic health, knowledge of self, unity, cooperative sustainable economics, education, and by implementing programs that improve the community’s quality of life. Our main goal is to rebuild the black familial structure and to restore self-love among people of the indigenous Afrikan diaspora.

Faith in the Valley is a new city-, county- and Valley-wide organizing effort comprised of five multiracial, multi-faith PICO federations that are consolidating into one regional organization, building on their work over the past 15 years in five counties: Fresno, Merced, Kern, Stanislaus and San Joaquin. As an anchor member of PICO California, our mission is to unlock the power of people to put faith into action in the public square, and to advance a movement for racial justice and health equity. We seek to build relational power, lift up a new narrative about the lives of people of color, and drive civic engagement efforts that move our community priorities forward. The following are our core campaigns.

Dolores Huerta: Revolution in the Fields / Revolución en los Campos at the Haggin Museum in Stockton, Sat. 8/3, 1pm

Dolores Huerta: Revolution in the Fields / Revolución en los Campos at the Haggin Museum in Stockton, Sat. 8/3, 1pm

Join us for the opening of an incredible exhibit that tells the story that helped define the American experience: the farm workers labor movement of the 1960s and 1970s. The show draws on extensive Smithsonian curatorial research about legendary activist Dolores Huerta.

Huerta will be present as we celebrate her and her efforts in shaping the American experience.  Enjoy a glass of wine and light appetizers as you explore the exhibition and listen to a special music & poetry tribute to Dolores.

Dolores Huerta: Revolution in the Fields / Revolución en los Campos tells one of the compelling stories that helped define the American experience—the farm workers labor movement of the 1960s and 1970s. The show draws on extensive Smithsonian curatorial research about legendary activist Dolores Huerta (b.1930).

This exhibition explores Huerta’s public life as an activist, and also examines her life as a teacher, mother, communicator, organizer, lobbyist, and contract negotiator. The show reveals the multi-ethnic aspects of the labor movement story, including the important participation of Filipinos and African Americans.

The farm workers movement of the 1960s and 1970s advanced the cause of laborers, many of whom were Mexican American and who had been working and living in dire conditions. Its charismatic leader, César Chávez, has rightfully earned a place in American history. The exhibition will broaden the understanding of this movement through a careful look at the under-acknowledged contributions of Dolores Huerta, co-founder of the union, lobbyist, and contract negotiator on its behalf.


This exhibition features bilingual text (English-Spanish), reproductions of historic and personal photographs and documents, along with protest art from the farm workers’ movement.

DOWNLOAD THE DOLORES HUERTA APP

The Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES) is proud to share the Dolores Huerta bilingual mobile app, designed to accompany the traveling exhibition Dolores Huerta: Revolution in the Fields/Revolución en los Campos. It features 16 videos of Dolores Huerta discussing her lifetime of fighting for the rights of farm workers.

To enhance your visit to this exhibition, we suggest visitors download the app before arriving to the museum. Guests can download the free app for IOS and Android. Search “Dolores Huerta” in the app store or on Google Play for Android.

LEARN MORE ABOUT DOLORES

Explore our YouTube playlist to learn more about legendary Latina activist Dolores Huerta.

One Life: Dolores Huerta at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery

SPECIAL EVENTS

Opening Reception
August 1 | 7 - 9 pm

Opening Reception

AUGUST 1 | 7 PM
Celebrating a Legacy
August 3 | 12 - 5 pm

Celebrating a Legacy

AUGUST 3 | 12 – 5 PM

Image Caption: Top right: Dolores Huerta leads supporters of the United Farm Workers (UFW) in an unidentified march, early 1970s. Unidentified photographer. Walter P. Reuther Library, Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan

Dolores Huerta: Revolution in the Fields / Revolución en los Campos is organized by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service in collaboration with the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery. This exhibition received federal support from the Latino Initiatives Pool, administered by the Smithsonian Latino Center.

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Million Dollar Hoods Community Forum, Wed. 7/24, 6pm

Million Dollar Hoods Community Forum, Wed. 7/24, 6pm

Million Dollar Hoods Community Forum

Wednesday, July 24, 2019
6-8 pm

Bear Mountain Recreation Center
10300 San Diego St
Lamont, CA 93241

Join us to learn about how millions of dollars are wasted every year when our communities are arrested and incarcerated by law enforcement.

This event is free and open to the public.
There will be snacks and raffle prizes!

Arvin City Mayor, Jose Gurrola, will be present.

For more information, contact: Timo Prado, DHF South Kern Organizer (661) 699-6597

Foro Comunitario

Miercoles 24 de Julio 2019
6-8 pm

En el Salon San Diego
10300 San Diego St
Lamont, CA 93241

Venga a conocer cómo se desperdician millones de dólares cada año cuando nuestras comunidades son arrestadas y encarceladas por la policía.

Es gratis y abierto al publico. Vamos a tener bocadillos y rifas!

El alcalde de Arvin, Jose Gurrola, estará presente.

Contacto: Timo Prado (661) 699-6597

Celebrate Dolores Huerta Day at La Plaza de Cultura y Artes in Los Angeles 7/12, 5pm

Celebrate Dolores Huerta Day at La Plaza de Cultura y Artes in Los Angeles 7/12, 5pm

We cordially invite you to come out and join La Plaza de Cultura y Artes for a free Summer of Salsa Concert with opening remarks by Dolores Huerta & Special Guests.

FRIDAY, JULY 12, 2019

LA PLAZA DE CULTURA Y ARTES

501 N. Main Street in Los Angeles (Across from Olvera Street)

Tickets are also available for a special reception celebrating the First Annual Dolores Huerta Day! You can get tickets for this reception at the following link DH Day Salsa Party

Join Dolores & special guests for a reception from 5 – 6 p.m.

This event is limited to 250 guests. Order your tickets today!

Reception Admission $50 | Amigos $250 | Primos $500 | Padrinos $1,000

Amigos, Primos and Padrinos will receive special recognition in the evening’s program.

5:00 P.M.

Reception with Dolores Huerta & Special Guests – Tickets required. Click on this link to get your tickets DH Day Salsa Party

6:00 P.M.

Gates open to the free public event. Food & beverages available for purchase.

7:00 P.M.

Free concert event begins. Live music from La Verdad!

Please consider joining us! All proceeds from the reception benefit the community organizing work of the Dolores Huerta Foundation.