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.
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.
*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.
If you have any questions or need more information, please contact Juanita Chavez, DHF Development and Communications Director at (661) 748-3430, email@example.com and/or West Marin Community Services (415) 663-8361, firstname.lastname@example.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.
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.
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.
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.
Please join the DHF Youth (Youth and Family Civic Engagement Initiative) as they will be presenting their recommendations to the Kern High School District in efforts to improve their schools and educational outcomes for English Language Learners, Low income students, and foster youth.
KERN EDUCATION JUSTICE COLLABORATIVE INVITES YOU TO JOIN US FOR A PUBLIC HEARING
Monday, June 3, 2019 7-9 pm
at the KHSD Board Room 5801 Sundale Ave., Bakersfield, CA 93309
Share YOUR voice in how Kern High School District spends our money! Join parents, community members, and students to amplify our collective voice in the KHSD. We need our schools to succeed!
More Counselors! Less Expulsions! More Nurses! Less Suspensions!
For more information contact: DHF Education Policy Director, Cecilia Castro 661-428-1258
COLABORATIVA DE EDUCACIÓN JUSTA KERN TE INVITA A PARTICIPAR EN UNA AUDIENCIA PÚBLICA
lunes 3 de junio de 2019 7-9 pm
en la Sala de Consejo de KHSD ubicado en 5801 Sundale Ave., Bakersfield, CA 93309
Más Consejeros! Menos Suspensiones! Menos Expulsiones! Más Enfermeras!
Su opinión es muy importante en decidir cómo el Distrito Escolar de la Preparatoria de Kern usa nuestro dinero. Acompañe a padres, miembros de la comunidad y estudiantes del distrito escolar para compartir sus recomendaciónes para mejorar el distrito.
¡La educación importa!
Para más información contacte a: DHF Directora de Política Educativa, Cecilia Castro 661-428-1258
On Thursday May 2, 2019 at 6 p.m., the City of Arvin in collaboration with the Dolores Huerta Foundation, the LGC, Alta Planning, and community members will hold outreach events at the Arvin Veteran’s Hall (at 4th and A Street) to seek public comments and participation for Arvin’s Safe Routes to School Plan.
The City aims to increase the safety of active transportation by engaging the schools, parents, students and community resident’s awareness and creating a collaborative plan to keep students safe as they walk, bike, and skateboard to school. The meetings will be held in Spanish and English, and childcare and refreshments will be provided.
On, July 18, 2018, Governor Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 2644, designating April 10th as Dolores Huerta Day in perpetuity. The bill was introduced by Assemblymember Eloise Reyes (AD-47). Dolores Huerta, is the first and only living person to hold this honor.
This day has been designated to recognize Dolores’s lifelong work as a civil rights activist and community organizer. Dolores plans to use this day to inspire people everywhere to learn more about the power of developing grassroots leadership and to volunteer in civic service of their local communities. ¡Si Se Puede!
Celebrate California’s first annual Dolores Huerta Day on Wed., April 10, 2019, at the California Museum with FREE admission to “Dolores Huerta: Revolution in the Fields / Revolución en los Campos” and hands-on civic engagement activities!
We cordially invite you to the 15th Annual Dolores Huerta Foundation Celebrity Golf Classic on Friday, October 4, 2019 at The Links at RiverLakes Ranch in Bakersfield, California. Please join us as a sponsor for our most treasured annual event. Celebrities who have attended in the past include Benjamin Bratt, Rosario Dawson, Dennis Leoni, Jay Montalvo, Jose Solano, Eva Longoria, George Lopez, Esai Morales, Cristela Alonzo and sports celebrities such as Kenneth Landreaux, Laffit Pincay and Ruben Castillo. This year we will also be hosting a comedy show following the conclusion of the dinner and awards banquet! (more…)
We cordially invite you to a Dolores Huerta Foundation Voter Engagement Project Fundraiser on Tuesday, October 9, 2018, 5:30 to 8:30 PM, at the East Bay Community Foundation in Oakland, California.
All tax deductible donations go to support the civic engagement work of the Dolores Huerta Foundation. TAX ID #91-2145992
¡VOTA! Sponsor $1,000
Admission to the event for you and up to 3 guests
Four tickets to the Oakland Philharmonic Symphony “!Sí Se Puede!” Dolores Huerta’s Playlist Concert (February 22nd, 8:00 pm)
Signed copies of a “Dolores” DVD and Barbara Carrasco Portrait of Dolores Poster
“Axioms for Organizers” Book (bilingual) by Fred Ross, Sr.
¡Sí Se Puede! Contributor $500
Admission to the event for you and up to 2 guests
Two tickets to the Oakland Philharmonic Symphony “!Sí Se Puede!” Dolores Huerta’s Playlist Concert (February 22nd, 8:00 pm)
Signed copies of a “Dolores” DVD and Barbara Carrasco Portrait of Dolores Poster
“Axioms for Organizers” Book (bilingual) by Fred Ross, Sr.
Vecinos Unidos (Neighbors United) Friend $250
Admission to the event for you and one other guest
Signed copies of “Dolores” DVD and Barbara Carrasco Portrait of Dolores Poster
“Axioms for Organizers” Book (biligual) by Fred Ross, Sr.
DHF Supporter $100
Admission to the event for you and one other guest
Unsigned copies of “Dolores” DVD and Barbara Carrasco Portrait of Dolores Poster
“Axioms for Organizers” Book (biligual) by Fred Ross, Sr.
DHF Civic Engagement Amigo
I am unable to attend, but I want to support this event and the Dolores Huerta Foundation Voter Engagement Project
For more information contact Susanne Huttner, (510) 917-1815, email@example.com. You may register and pay online through our website by clicking the donate buttons above, or mail your payment to the address below. Please make checks payable to Dolores Huerta Foundation and mail to: Oakland Civic Engagement Fundraiser, Dolores Huerta Foundation, P.O. Box 2087, Bakersfield, CA 93303. All tax deductible donations go to support the civic engagement work of the Dolores Huerta Foundation. TAX ID #91-2145992
With the invaluable support of donors like you, the Dolores Huerta Foundation (DHF) has made great strides in recruiting, training, and developing grassroots volunteers to engage in voter outreach and education efforts. You can read more about it here Dolores Huerta Civic Engagement Program.
The stakes are incredibly high, this election year. Every vote will matter and every eligible voter must be given the opportunity to vote.
Latinos in three critical Central Valley counties — Kern, Tulare and Fresno — have, historically been left out of conventional voter outreach efforts. They represent tens of thousands of potential votes, but are often overlooked because they live in more rural areas.
With your help, the Dolores Huerta Foundation will educate and mobilize these voters! Proceeds from this timely event will enable much-needed expansion and acceleration of the important work of the Foundation’sIntegrated Voter Engagement (IVE) project.
Since 2003, the Dolores Huerta Foundation [a 501(c)3] has been organizing at the grassroots level to develop natural leaders as community organizers, establish Vecinos Unidos (United Neighbors) chapters, and inspire communities to build volunteer organizations empowered to pursue social justice.
IVE enables them to engage and educate underserved prospective voters in their own neighborhoods through a variety of tactics, including door-to-door canvassing, phone banking, texting, social media, and public forums. With your support, they will leverage the organizing framework they have already built by implementing IVE in Arvin, Lamont, Bakersfield, California City, Lindsay, Woodlake, Sanger and Parlier.
We believe you will leave this event understanding that the Central Valley is on the move and that you can help accelerate their progress!
Please share this invitation with your family, friends and employers.
5:30 to 8:30 PM
Panel Discussion (with audience participation)
National and state leaders have abdicated their roles, so local leaders are taking on the challenges. Central Valley community leaders discuss the region’s evolving political landscape. Our goal is to elevate their solutions.
Fred Ross, Jr., Moderator (Community Organizer and Son of Fred Ross, Sr.)
Camila Chavez, Executive Director, Dolores Huerta Foundation
Pam Whalen, Organizing Director, Dolores Huerta Foundation
Timoteo Prado, South Kern Organizer, Dolores Huerta Foundation
Followed by a Special Screening of “DOLORES”, a documentary film about Dolores Huerta’s life as a community organizer and labor leader.
This inspiring film presents an instructive view of her ongoing strategy for building leadership and empowering people. More information is available here.
Today, Wednesday, July 18, 2018, Governor Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 2644, designating April 10th as Dolores Huerta Day. The bill was introduced by Assemblymember Eloise Reyes (AD-47). Civil rights leader and community organizer, Dolores Huerta, is the first and only living person to hold this honor.
Dolores Huerta Day is not a state holiday. Instead, this day is designated day to recognize Dolores’s lifelong work as a civil rights activist and community organizer, her role as the co-founder and vice president of the United Farm Workers union, and her current work as president and founder of the Dolores Huerta Foundation. The state law encourages schools to teach their students about Dolores Huerta and her life.
“I’m happy to hear that our young learners will have the opportunity to learn more about social justice and civil rights because there is still a lot of work to do. We have low-income communities with inequitable representation in local education. At the same time, they are facing tough anti-immigrant and racist rhetoric. This is all happening right in front of our faces. We need to continue organizing to empower communities so that they can fight for fair representation, voting rights, and an equitable education. This is how we are going to change the future for human rights and a fair and just society for all,” commented Dolores Huerta, President & Founder of the Dolores Huerta Foundation.
“I believe this is a fitting recognition for someone who has dedicated her life to empowering others and perfectly timed to uplift communities who are struggling to hold onto their basic human rights,” adds Camila Chavez, Executive Director of the Dolores Huerta Foundation.
We cordially invite you to our 14thAnnual Dolores Huerta Foundation Celebrity Golf Classic on Friday, October 5, 2018 at The Links at RiverLakes Ranch in Bakersfield, California. Please join us as a golfer, sponsor, and/or donor for our most treasured annual event. Celebrities who have attended in the past include Benjamin Bratt, Rosario Dawson, Dennis Leoni, Jay Montalvo, Jose Solano, Eva Longoria, George Lopez, Esai Morales and sports celebrities such as Kenneth Landreaux and Ruben Castillo.
DHF mobilizes at the grassroots level engaging the community and developing leaders to work for positive change. Your donation will help fund our education, health and safety, equality, and civic engagement projects. This past year we were successful in making electoral voting districts more fair and representative. Our South Kern organizers delivered more than three trucks of donated clothing to needy families. Our civic engagement team is currently working to put an initiative on the ballot that would bring in more resources for schools and communities. DHF has recently enjoyed a great deal of attention and gained more support, due to the release of “DOLORES,” the critically acclaimed documentary film, produced by Carlos Santana and directed by Peter Bratt, about the life and work of DHF Founder and President, Dolores Huerta.
Now more than ever DHF is being sought to organize, unite, and address the challenges facing our communities. We sincerely hope you can join us in supporting these efforts. If you are unable to attend, you can also assist by purchasing a sponsorship. Please see the attached sponsorship opportunities to select your preferred option.
Additionally, you may donate items for our raffle and golf prizes. Donations of sports gear and memorabilia, gift certificates, and promotional items branded with your company/team logo are welcome. All donations are tax deductible.
Please share this event with your employers, family and friends.
For more information contact Adrianne Pietz, (661) 322-3033 x 601, firstname.lastname@example.org. You may register and pay online through our website DHFGolfClassic.org or mail your payment to the address below. Please make checks payable to Dolores Huerta Foundation and mail to: CelebrityGolfClassic 2018, DoloresHuerta Foundation, P.O.Box 2087Bakersfield,CA93303, TAX ID #91-2145992
We look forward to seeing you out on the greens for another incredible Golf Classic!
• $500 Full-page, color advertisement in event program & hole sign
• $300 Half-page, color advertisement in event program
• $175 Quarter-page, color advertisement in event program
• $125 Individual Hole Sign
• $100 Business card size, color advertisement in event program
Interested in becoming a sponsor? Contact us today to build a package that meets your needs.
Doors open at 6pm. Dance and celebrate until 10pm!
The Dolores Huerta Foundation, with support from the Center for Sexuality and Gender Diversity, are hosting this event toprovide a safe space for young LGBTQ people to be themselves and express their individuality.
Food and drinks will be provided free of charge!
Bring your peace signs!
Last year’s Prom was a great success and we expect this one to be even bigger and better!
For more information, please contact DHF Equality Organizer, Mariajose Mendoza at (213) 290-7161
On Thursday, April 12, 2018, members of the California State Assembly, Eloise Gomez Reyes (D-San Bernardino) and Rob Bonta (D-Oakland), will be hosting a reception at the State Capitol honoring Dolores Huerta and her lifelong commitment to justice and civil rights. The ceremony comes in light of Dolores Huerta’s recent 88th birthday on April 10 and Assemblywoman Eloise Reyes’s Assembly Bill 2644 proposing to designate April 10 as Dolores Huerta Day.
Dolores will be honored on the assembly floor followed by a few words from Dolores herself and a reception with family, friends, and members of the Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Center to commemorate this major feat.
Dolores Huerta Day will not be a state holiday, but instead, a designated day to recognize Dolores and the labor and civil rights movements she dedicates her life to. If the bill passes, schools will be encouraged to teach their students about Dolores Huerta and her life.
“I’m happy to hear that our young learners will have the opportunity to learn more about social justice and civil rights because there is still a lot of work to do by the Dolores Huerta Foundation. We have low-income communities with inequitable representation in local education, and at the same time, they are facing tough anti-immigrant and racist rhetoric, all happening right in front of our faces. We need to continue organizing to empower communities so that they can fight for their representation, voting rights, and an equitable education to change the future for a fair and just society and human rights for all,” comments Dolores Huerta, President & Founder of the Dolores Huerta Foundation.
“I believe this is a fitting recognition for someone who has dedicated her life to empowering others,” adds Camila Chavez, Executive Director of the Dolores Huerta Foundation.
Please spread the word to the local community that CSUEB will be screening the documentary film DOLORES about civil rights leader, Dolores Huerta on Thursday, April 5th at 6pm in the University Theater. Dolores’ daughter, Juana Chavez will be our guest speaker. This event is free and open to the greater community.