Event: Cumbias y Coladas Festival, Sat. 6/2/18, 5pm

Event: Cumbias y Coladas Festival, Sat. 6/2/18, 5pm

DHF Staff and Volunteers invite you to join us at…

Cumbias y Coladas Festival!

Stramler Park
4003 Chester Avenue
Bakersfield. CA 93301

Elements Venue presents Fito Olivares, Sonora Dinamita w/Vilma Diaz, Grupo Atrevido, DJ’s Technique & Jaimito.

A Portion of the Proceeds to Benefit The Dolores Huerta Foundation.

VIP $50.00 Doors @ 4pm – [Includes: Shaded Tent Area, Laminate, Taco Bar 6pm-8pm, Private Bar, Mariachi & DJ].

21+ GA Advance $30/$40 Doors @ 5pm

Multiple Bar Stations, Michelada Bar & Tropical Island Bar

Rock & Wings, Asada Grill & Elements Venue will provide Catering.

Elote Man, Churros, Shaved Ice, Funnel Cakes, Fruta Stand, Shrimp Cocktails & Much More!!!

Lawn Chairs & Blankets are Permitted, NO OUTSIDE FOOD, ICE CHEST OR BEVERAGES!!!

This event is for ages 21 and over. Please be prepared to show ID.

Purchase tickets at this link.
Cumbias and Coladas Festival Tickets

For more information, please call 661-301-4681.

Event: California State Assembly Proposes Bill to Designate April 10th as Dolores Huerta Day, 4/12/18

Event: California State Assembly Proposes Bill to Designate April 10th as Dolores Huerta Day, 4/12/18

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.

Read the language of the bill here https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billTextClient.xhtml?bill_id=201720180AB2644

Event: Screening of DOLORES at CSU East Bay, Thurs. 4/5, 6pm

Event: Screening of DOLORES at CSU East Bay, Thurs. 4/5, 6pm

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.

RSVP for 6 PM Show (Off-Campus Community Members) https://www.eventbrite.com/e/dolores-film-screening-with-special-guest-juana-chavez-tickets-43993751495

Event: DOLORES premieres on PBS Independent Lens – Tues. 3/27/18, 9pm

Event: DOLORES premieres on PBS Independent Lens – Tues. 3/27/18, 9pm

Dolores premieres on Independent Lens Tuesday, March 27 at 9/8c (check local listings) on PBS.

About the Film

One of the most important, yet least known activists of our time, Dolores Huerta was an equal partner in founding the first farm workers union with César Chávez. Tirelessly leading the fight for racial and labor justice, Huerta evolved into one of the most defiant feminists of the 20th century — and she continues the fight to this day, in her late 80s. With unprecedented access to this intensely private mother of 11, Peter Bratt’s film Dolores chronicles Huerta’s life from her childhood in Stockton, California to her early years with the United Farm Workers, from her work with the headline-making grape boycott launched in 1965 to her role in the feminist movement of the ’70s, to her continued work as a fearless activist.

Featuring interviews with Gloria Steinem, Luis Valdez, Angela Davis, her children and more, Dolores is an intimate and inspiring portrait of a passionate champion of the oppressed and an indomitable woman willing to accept the personal sacrifices involved in committing one’s life to social change.


The Filmmaker

Peter Bratt is an award-winning screenwriter and independent filmmaker whose first feature Follow Me Home, premiered in competition at the 1996 Sundance Film Festival, and won the Best Feature Film Audience Award that same year at the San Francisco International Film Festival. In 2009, he and his brother Benjamin produced La Mission, a feature film shot on location in their hometown of San Francisco. The film, which Peter wrote and directed, premiered at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival and was the opening night film at the 2009 San Francisco International Film Festival, the 2009 New York International Latino Film Festival and the 2009 Outfest Film Festival in Los Angeles. For his work on La Mission, Bratt received the prestigious Norman Lear Writer’s Award and was one of 10 American independent filmmakers selected by Sundance and the President’s Committee on Arts and Humanities to launch Sundance Film Forward, a program that uses film and conversation to excite and introduce a new generation to the power of story. Bratt is a San Francisco Film Commissioner and a longtime consultant for the Friendship House Association of American Indians, a local non-profit serving the Bay Area’s Native population.

AWARDS

2017 CRITICS CHOICE DOCUMENTARY AWARD

Most Compelling Living Subject of a Documentary

2017 CRITICS CHOICE DOCUMENTARY AWARD

Best Political Documentary (Nominated)

SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL AUDIENCE AWARD

Best Documentary Feature

CINEMA EYE HONORS AWARDS

The Unforgettables

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Event: DHF “Quinceañera” 15th Anniversary at La Plaza, Sat. 3/17/18, 5pm

Event: DHF “Quinceañera” 15th Anniversary at La Plaza, Sat. 3/17/18, 5pm

Join Dolores Huerta, special guests, family members, DHF staff & friends for a celebration of the 15th Anniversary of the Dolores Huerta Foundation!

FREE ADMISSION Live Music + Outdoor Screening of “DOLORES” the Movie

Opening remarks by Dolores Huerta & Special Guests

Saturday, March 17, 2018

at LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes
501 N. Main Street, Los Angeles
(Across from Olvera Street)

5:30 P.M.

Gates open to the public.

Food & beverages are available for purchase.

6:30 P.M.

FREE Event begins & live music with Louie Cruz Beltran Latin Jazz Ensemble

7:30 P.M.

FREE Screening of “DOLORES” the Movie

IN THE EVENT OF RAIN THE LIVE MUSIC AND OUTDOOR SCREENING WILL BE RESCHEDULED.

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5:00 – 7:00 P.M.

VIP Reception DHF Fundraiser – RAIN OR SHINE

This exclusive event is limited to 250 guests. Order your tickets today at DHFQuinceLaPlaza.eventbrite.com

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

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

EVENT SPONSORS

Pacific Federal, LLC

La Plaza de Cultura y Artes

Northeast Valley Health Corporation

PBS SoCal

Supervisor Hilda L. Solis