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.
Durante la entrevista, Dolores Huerta dijo que la fundacion esta recolectando fondos y buscando organizadores, y les enseña como organizarse para realizar acciones colectivas grandes que se requieran en su comunidad.
Ella también habló sobre los sindicatos de los trabajadores como su única forma de organización y las organizaciones en contra de ellos, mencionando que todos los trabajadores tienen sus derechos sin importar su situación migratoria.
También menciona la falta de apoyo por parte de Kevin McCarthy con las reformas de inmigración y por lo tanto de la necesidad de apoyo de la gente y las corporaciones.
The Kern Education Justice Collaborative will hold a press conference to present their recommendations for the Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) to the Kern High School District and to insist on partnership and inclusion in the historic process of the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF).
Monday, May 5, 2014, 6:00 pm
KHSD Board Offices, 5801 Sundale Ave., Bakersfield, CA 93309
The LCAP is part of the local control funding formula (LCFF) legislation. LCFF is arguably the biggest change to hit California schools in the last 50 years. To assist in LCFF implementation, districts like KHSD are developing LCAPs to meet state guidelines for funding. LCFF is designed to make sure that schools with less are going to receive more money.
These additional funds, in the form of supplemental and concentration grants based on need, are intended to correct the inequities faced by students in poverty, English language learners and foster youth.
KEJC will make a wide variety of recommendations to help ensure the money is spent according to the legislation, but the primary targets of concern are improving the relationship between parent and district, and repairing the school climate by implementing restorative justice.
The LCAP includes parent engagement and school climate as key state education priorities. Districts will be required to solicit input from parents and community members when deciding how to use state funds.
The Kern Education Justice Collaborative is comprised of the Dolores Huerta Foundation, Greater Bakersfield Legal Assistance, Central California Legal Services, Kern Community Leadership Coalition and concerned citizens.
In this official White House video, Dolores discusses her work and receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
2011 Medal of Freedom recipient Dolores Huerta is a civil rights, workers, and women’s advocate. With Cesar Chavez, she co-founded the National Farmworkers Association in 1962, which later became the United Farm Workers of America. Huerta has served as a community activist and a political organizer, and was influential in securing the passage of California’s Agricultural Labor Relations Act of 1975, and disability insurance for farmworkers in California. In 2002, she founded the Dolores Huerta Foundation, an organization dedicated to developing community organizers and national leaders. In 1998, President Clinton awarded her the Eleanor Roosevelt Award for Human Rights.