The Dolores Huerta Foundation’s Education Department is celebrating LGBTQ History month this October by providing Vecinos Unidos® members and Youth online resources all month long. In early June 2021, Kern students of the LGBTQ+ community were harassed and intimidated...
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.
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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Creating fair district lines is the most important way to reclaim the voting power that’s been taken from us. It’s very likely that if you live in the Central Valley, elected representatives are being allowed to choose the voters in their district, rather than...
The Dolores Huerta Foundation Youth members had the opportunity to organize an alter (ofrendo) to honor and celebrate the 49 lives that were lost at the Pulse Night Club tragedy on June 12, 2016 in Orlando, Florida.
Dolores Huerta Foundation BackgroundEstablished in 2003, the DHF’s mission is to inspire and organize communities to establish volunteer organizations empowered to pursue social justice. DHF conducts movement-building at the intersection of race, class, sexual...
Join us as we host a Conociendo: "El Canto Del Colibrí" #movienight for National Week of Action Against School Pushout on 10/21 at 5:30 pm PDT. This virtual event is #FREE & open to everyone. "El Canto del Colibrí," is a story of Latino fathers dealing with issues...
PRESS RELEASE: Labor leader Dolores Huerta supports New Law that Brings Free Energy Efficiency Upgrades to More California Homes
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Dolores Huerta Foundation hosts 16th Annual Richard E. Chavez Celebrity Golf Classic
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Attention all youth, parents, & community members! You're invited to DHF Youth Program's 1st ever Virtual Pop-up event for LYFE. Join us virtually 9/29 6 -7 pm PDT for conversations about our most recent campaigns and resources. RSVP:...
The Issue Is: Dolores HuertaElex speaks with longtime activist and labor leader Dolores Huerta ask she discusses her work with Cesar Chavez and RFK. https://youtu.be/gK9M8HUoWYg
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
MEDIA ADVISORY: Secretary of State Shirley Weber and Civil Rights Leader Dolores Huerta Host Voting Rights Town Hall – Virtual Event Will be Broadcast via Zoom Live from Fresno State University
Contact: Joe Kocurek (SOS) 916-858-9185/JKocurek@sos.ca.gov
Although the Liberated for Youth Empowerment (LYFE) program is fairly new it is already impacting communities in a positive way. Most of the LYFE youth members are not old enough to vote, but they are old enough to understand what is at stake and how this current 2021...
Read more: https://bakersfieldnow.com/news/local/residents-speak-in-favor-of-kern-equitable-coalition-map
‘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:...
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...
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...
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
MEDIA CONTACT:Fabiola DeCaratacheaCommunications DirectorPH: (559) 816-2780Fdecaratachea@doloreshuerta.org 20210906 Press Release Kern County RedistrictingDownload
Join civil rights leader Dolores Huerta alongside special guests on September 10th, 5 - 6:30 pm PDT for a Summer of Salsa concert at LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes! RSVP at: https://doloreshuerta.org/2021summerofsalsa/
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.
“As you know, thousands of people around the state and country are honoring my uncle, César Chávez,” Camila Chávez said. “It’s telling, that on university campuses across the country, we honor a man who only had an eighth grade education.”
Chávez said schooling did not hold her uncle back from expanding his knowledge and reaching his dream of civil rights and activism for farmworkers.
“He was a self-taught individual,” Chávez said.
She outlined the “values and philosophies” of the farmworkers movement as set forth by Chávez and Huerta: the vow of poverty by living simply; nonviolence even when violence is inflicted upon you; and civic participation by exercising your right to vote.
Read the full article here http://collegian.csufresno.edu/2017/03/30/cesar-chavez-celebrated-by-members-of-the-community/
Ina Barks, Bakersfield.com contributing columnist is a graduate of South High School and Cal State Bakersfield. She is a radio talk show host on KNZR.
Read her article – Huerta Foundation isn’t shooting straight with us at http://www.bakersfield.com/…/article_b486acb5-15e2-55d6-b69…
Dr. Gerald Cantu, Civic Engagement Director at the Dolores Huerta Foundation and Lecturer in the Philosophy Department at Cal State University, Bakersfield responds.
Inga Barks’ recent column reads more like a social media rant rather than a well-documented and -researched newspaper essay. In falsely accusing the Dolores Huerta Foundation, her “source” turns out to be none other than Mike Williams and his Facebook posts.
Mr. Williams clearly wants to allow teachers to carry dangerous firearms in class, and he is the person who decided to use his power when he was the president of the KHSD Trustees to convene a special board meeting on Thursday, Nov. 17th at 2 p.m.—and he only gave the public 24-hour notice about the hearing. This is a fact and it isn’t just the Dolores Huerta Foundation that pointed out the rushed nature and the unusual hour of the meeting. Students, teachers and other members of the community raised their voices to protest alongside us.
The board passed a new firearms policy on only the first reading to allow teachers to carry concealed weapons at Kern high schools without any regulations. The timing was highly suspect, as Chad Vegas had already said his farewells at the last regular board meeting, and Joey O’Connell was to succeed him at the next regular board meeting in 2016. This gave Mr. Vegas a chance to vote for this dangerous policy. It was politics at its worst.
We expect more of our journalists and columnists than to substantiate their opinions through social media rants which reflect but one side of the issue. Had Barks investigated the views of Williams’ colleagues on the board, she would have discovered a totally different perspective.
What did the other trustees think about scheduling a special meeting to take a vote on such an important policy during an hour in which parents, students, and teachers would probably be at work? Trustee Jeff Flores found the meeting to be “outrageous” because trustees were going to vote outside of a regular meeting, which, given its recurring nature and hour of the day, allows for the maximization of public input.
Barks accuses the DHF of lying. As I was reading her article I was searching for the particular facts which she accused the Dolores Huerta Foundation of presenting as lies, the false statements we knew to be false but were intentionally misrepresenting as truths. My search was in vain. Instead of focusing on any particular facts, Barks focuses in on her “perception” of the facts rather than the facts themselves. The facts are as follows:
1. Williams called together a special board meeting under the said circumstances. The perception is that Trustees pushed the gun policy through during a meeting where the public would have minimal public input and effect.
2. Barks has not consistently attended board meetings. Had she been there,
she would have seen the overwhelming response from community members, parents, students, and teachers to the new firearms policies trustees passed in 2016.
3. We now have amassed 3,500 signatures from a diverse array of individuals throughout Kern County, who are demanding that KHSD Trustees repeal the new firearms policies.
We invite all residents in Kern County who disagree that teachers and parents should be allowed to carry concealed weapons on campus to sign our petition at tinyurl.com/stopKHSDguns
During a interview with News Anchor and Talk Show Host Melanie Hastings, Dolores Huerta talked about immigration and received the medal of liberty from president Obama.
Camila Chavez talked about the work of the Dolores Huerta Foundation, in specific about the education and civic participation. Also made a request to ask for monthly donations from individuals to support the work.