Yahoo News: Dolores Huerta inspires local students December’s “Conversations that Inspire Change” Zoom event with Huerta was virtually attended by over 65 Central Valley students
We mourn the loss of Representative John Lewis as he was a pillar of the civil rights movement. “John Lewis led us on the path for racial justice and equality on the Edmund Pettus Bridge. His lifetime of undaunted courage inspires us to continue in his footsteps, on his path, until equality is achieved. He is resting now. We owe it to him to push forward.” – Dolores Huerta, President & Founder of the Dolores Huerta Foundation. At 80 years of age, @repjohnlewis left an indelible impact on our country through his tireless efforts to improve our racial and political landscape. Rest in Power.
We are excited to announce the launch of our capital campaign to build the Dolores Huerta Peace & Justice Cultural Center, a multicultural community center complex in downtown Bakersfield, California. DHF will construct a state-of-the-art campus and headquarters that will include a comprehensive child development facility, art gallery, outdoor amphitheater and a community organizing training academy.The campus will provide a permanent location in Kern County to honor the historic civil rights legacy of local leaders, the contributions of the many immigrants who worked the land and enriched the culture and built California’s agricultural economy.
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Dolores Huerta spoke to the Los Angeles Times about farm workers as essential workers and the importance of protecting their health and safety during the Covid-19 pandemic. Watch the interview below:
On the evening of January 30th, 2020, a passionate group of concerned community members marched through the streets of Bakersfield demanding more resources and support for Kern High School District (KHSD) students. At a rally following the March for Educational Justice, parents, guardians, students, and teachers advocated for more counseling services, cultural celebrations, and diverse teachers to a crowd of fifty supporters in front of West High School. The demonstration took place before the final mandatory KHSD Board of Trustees Community Report Back Meeting, which the KHSD has been required to hold twice a year to report their progress in accordance with the 2014 lawsuit settlement. This lawsuit determined that KHSD’s discriminatory discipline practices targeted black and brown students and deprived them of their right to an education.
The Kern Education Justice Collaborative (KEJC) and community members continue to demand that the KHSD faithfully implements the agreements of the settlement to create a positive school environment and improve social, emotional, and academic outcomes for black and brown students.
To learn more about this story, read the article below.
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“Dolores” is a 2017 American documentary directed by Peter Bratt, on the life of Chicana activist Dolores Huerta. It was produced by Brian Benson for PBS, with Benjamin Bratt and Alpita Patel serving as Consulting Producers and Carlos Santana as Executive Producer.
Dolores centers on Dolores Huerta’s committed work to organize California farmworkers to form the UFW, in alliance with the Chicano Movement, the Civil Rights Movement, Gay liberation and US-based LGBTQ social movements, and the late 20th century Women’s rightsmovement. Including recent and historical interviews with Huerta and her family members, the documentary includes historic film footage from the farmworker strikes and marches in Delano, California and New York City, the activism of the Delano grape strike that spread throughout the country, Sen. Robert Kennedy‘s meetings with the organizers during his Presidential campaign, as well as interviews with UFW co-founder Cesar Chavez, theatre artist Luis Valdez, Angela Davis, Gloria Steinem, Hillary Clinton, and Barack Obama.
‘A Model For The Rest Of The Country’: Civil Rights Pioneer Dolores Huerta Breaks Ground On Namesake Apartments
Read more: https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2021/05/07/a-model-for-the-rest-of-the-country-civil-rights-pioneer-dolores-huerta-breaks-ground-namesake-apartments/
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Dolores Huerta visita los estudios de Telemundo Valle Central para impulsar propuesta que protege derechos de los votantes
Press Release: The Dolores Huerta Foundation distributes 92 pallets of food at 9 locations throughout Fresno, Kern and Tulare Counties
MEDIA CONTACT: Fabiola DeCaratachea, Communications Director, PH: (559) 816-2780 Fdecaratachea@doloreshuerta.org 20210511 Press Release_ Food DistributionDownload
Now is the time for Fresno Unified School District to end school policing contracts with the Fresno Police Department. Sign the Petition demanding FUSD divest from school police & invest $3 mil in student healing/wellness! >>...
Join us as we urge Gov. Newsom, Speaker Anthony Rendon & President Pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins to pass AB4 to extend health care coverage to our undocumented community. Providing health care is a human right. For more information & how to get involved, please...
The Dolores Huerta Foundation (DHF) is thrilled to announce that we are one of only ten national No Kid Hungry award recipients. No Kid Hungry, a campaign of Share Our Strength, knows that since school campuses closed nearly a year ago due to the pandemic, making...
The pandemic has exposed like never before our society’s inequities including those faced by students that come from historically disenfranchised communities including: English Language Learners, low-income students, foster youth and students experiencing...
Stop the spread of Covid-19! OVERVIEW: Dolores Huerta Foundation (DHF) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to inspire and organize communities to build volunteer organizations empowered to pursue social justice. JOB DESCRIPTION: The Dolores Huerta...
We invite the community to a FREE Food Bank on Saturday, May 15 at 3 PM in varies locations in the Central & Antelope Valley! Please see below for a location near you. Kern County:Arvin- 414 4th Ave Arvin CA 93203Bakersfield: Pioneer Park, 4929 Pioneer Dr.,...
Join us for a Community Forum for Mother's Day tonight at 7 pm PST on Univision 34 Atlanta's Facebook Live. @DoloresHuerta will be joined by Gabriela Rivera with Paid Leave for All, & Yadira Sanchez with PoderlatinX. You won't want to miss!
PRESS RELEASE: Los Angeles City Councilmember Curren Price Dedicates Newest Homeless Housing Development in District 9 to Civil Rights Leader, Dolores Huerta
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 7, 2021 MEDIA CONTACT: Fabiola DeCaratachea Communications Director (559) 816-2780 Fdecatachea@doloreshuerta.org 20210507 Shelter Naming Press ReleaseDownload
PRESS RELEASE: DHF Joins a Coalition of Over 180 Groups to Announce its Participation in the May 8th National John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Action Day
PRESS RELEASE May 6, 2021 MEDIA CONTACT: Fabiola DeCaratachea Communications Director (559) 816-2780 Fdecatachea@doloreshuerta.org John Lewis Event Press Release 5.5.2021Download
As members of the United Against COVID-19 (UAC) Coalition we are partnering with the state to host vaccination clinics, specifically targeting agricultural workers. Register by calling (661) 383-2588. Space is limited.
Join us Sat, May 8th @ 11am PST for John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Day of Action. Today voting rights are under attack nationally. Fight back voter suppression efforts! RSVP for the Kern County, California event here:...
If you or someone you know is experiencing homelessness, housing crisis, worker rights issues, struggling with mental health and/or food insecurity, here’s a great resource for you. Download your own copy. DHF Resource Guides 2021Download
TONIGHT at 7pm PST– This Is Not a Drill! “The Power of Labor: A May Day Special” on Facebook.com/blmla – Featuring a conversation with @Dolores Huerta. Hosted by Baba Akili. YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS! 🗣🗣
Stop the spread of Covid-19! OVERVIEW: Dolores Huerta Foundation (DHF) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to inspire and organize communities to build volunteer organizations empowered to pursue social justice. JOB DESCRIPTION: The Dolores...
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.
Read more in the full article here.