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Legendary organizer and activist Dolores Huerta grew up in an integrated community in Stockton, Calif. As a schoolteacher, she noticed that her students, many of whom were children of farm workers, were living in poverty. It was this realization that led Huerta to quit teaching and organize a path to create change.
In the 1950s, Huerta met Cesar Chavez. Together, they organized agricultural workers to demand better working conditions and higher wages and co-founded the United Farm Workers in 1962. More than 60 years into her activism, she continues to speak out as President of the Dolores Huerta Foundation. Huerta joins host Tetiana Anderson to reflect on her journey to transform labor rights in America.
DHF Civic Engagement Director Lori & Civic Engagement Coordinator Eliana are featured in California News Times, “City Council faces disapproval on redistricting process”
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The Issue Is: Dolores Huerta
Elex speaks with longtime activist and labor leader Dolores Huerta ask she discusses her work with Cesar Chavez and RFK.
While many know the name Cesar Chavez today, his most trusted lieutenant was just as vital to the Mexican farmworkers movement. Watch now: https://www.history.com/topics/civil-rights-movement/dolores-huerta-video
‘Soul of a Nation Presents: Corazón De América | Celebrating Hispanic Culture’ features Dolores Huerta
Celebrate Hispanic culture in today & modern America with host Benjamin Bratt, a special performance by Ozuna, and more! Premiering Friday at 8|7c on ABC. More information at: https://abcnews.go.com/2020/video/soul-nation-presents-corazn-de-amrica-celebrating-hispanic-80034678
A sus 91 años Dolores Huerta es un ícono de la lucha por los derechos civiles de los campesinos hispanos en Estados Unidos. Ella es justamente, la que hizo famosa la frase “Yes we can”, la cual cambió para siempre la vida de miles de trabajores agrícolas en todo el país. Su figura como sindicalista, activista y líder social ha marcado el ascenso de nuestra comunidad hispana. En el Mes de la Herencia Hispana celebramos sus logros y su incansable lucha. Leer mas: https://www.univision.com/local/los-angeles-kmex/nuestros-heroes-dolores-huerta-y-su-lucha-por-los-derechos-de-los-trabajadores-agricolas-video?rrr=&utm_campaign=univisionNY&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter
Dolores Huerta, 91, is a labor movement leader and civil rights activist who worked with César Chávez to co-found the National Farm Workers Association. Huerta was the first Latina inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame and is still working as an activist and civil rights leader today. Read more here: https://www.today.com/news/legendary-activist-dolores-huerta-shares-advice-life-story-t230533
Dolores Huerta helped found the United Farm Workers labor union in the 1960’s and now shares her family history with NBC News’ Simone Boyce. Click here to watch the NBC segment: https://www.nbcnews.com/news/embedded-video/mmvo121223237715