The Last Word With Lawrence O’Donnell ft. Dolores Huerta

lCYMI: Civil rights activist Dolores Huerta tells Lawrence O’Donnell that it’s important that states prioritize farmworkers for the Covid-19 vaccines because “these are the people that are putting the food on your table.”

Watch NOW! https://www.msnbc.com/the-last-word/watch/labor-leader-dolores-huerta-on-prioritizing-agricultural-workers-for-the-covid-vaccines-102818885689?cid=sm_npd_ms_fb_lw&fbclid=IwAR2vpMoPUTYBzV6xe9-BXCEyWpqxfWoXPZfI859DICyE6-Oj8SWopQ26UNQ

KGET: Dolores Huerta’s role in farm labor movement featured in virtual exhibit coming to Bakersfield College!

Dolores Huerta’s role in farm labor movement featured in virtual exhibit coming to #BakersfieldCollege — The prominent role played by Dolores Huerta will be featured in a virtual exhibit available to view beginning Feb. 12. read more: https://www.kget.com/news/local-news/dolores-huertas-role-in-farm-labor-movement-featured-in-virtual-exhibit-coming-to-bakersfield-college/

To read the official DHF Media Advisory visit: https://doloreshuerta.org/dolores-huerta-revolution-in-the-fields-at-bakersfield-college-media-advisory/

University of La Verne presents Dolores Huerta with Honorary Doctorate Degree at 2021 Virtual Commencement

Executive Director Camila Chavez’s closing remarks [15:01] Honorary Degree Recognition for Dolores [23:46]

During these times, education has taken a different approach; we understand that this is not easy. We would like to congratulate graduating classes for their commitment & accomplishments View Exec. Dir. Camila’s remarks for La Verne’s Virtual Commencement.

Dolores Huerta Arrested at Fresno Home Care Workers Union Protest

Dolores Huerta Arrested at Fresno Home Care Workers Union Protest

After nearly a year of recent negotiations with county representatives and 10 years without a wage increase from the county, hundreds of caregivers with the In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS)  program and SEIU Local 2015, joined by Dolores Huerta, local veterans, faith leaders, and social justice groups, shut down the county’s regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, August 20th, 2019.

The demonstrators called on the Board of Supervisors to represent and protect the needs of thousands of caregivers and their constituents. Dolores Huerta was arrested, along with seven other demonstrators, at the Fresno County Board of Supervisors while calling for a living wage for caregivers.

“The next time I hope we get a hundred people arrested, okay?” said Huerta. “I am angry with how homecare workers are treated. That they have gone over a decade without giving a wage increase.”

To learn more, visit the link below.

Image by Craig Kohlruss via The Fresno Bee/Associated Press

Teens 4 Equality in Action: Beyond Our Closets – LGBTQ Youth Speak Out for Family Acceptance

Teens 4 Equality in Action: Beyond Our Closets – LGBTQ Youth Speak Out for Family Acceptance

On Wednesday, October 11th, 2017 DHF Teens 4 Equality with support from DHF Equality Organizer, Dean Welliver, hosted Beyond Our Closets: LGBTQ Youth Speak Out for Family Acceptance. The event commemorated National Coming Out Day. Teens 4 Equality leaders  Emily, Chyna, Nena, Dennis, Andrew, and Julian led a panel discussion in which they shared touching, often emotional, but also joyful and hopeful stories about coming out and family acceptance. Through their experiences of coming out as LGBTQ youth in the 2010s, they related what they want parents and the community to know about LGBTQ youth and offered suggestions for how families and the community can be more supportive.

Dennis asked for people to take him seriously and not see his identity as some sort of joke.

Chyna suggested families make this topic a part of normal family discussion.

Julian made a simple but powerful request, “Just hug your kid. A real hug – not a weak side hug! Tell them you love them, and say it like you really mean it!”

There was one overarching message for family and community, “Be openminded. Be willing to change your opinions and learn something new.”

Following the panel there was time for questions and comments between attendees and panelists. The courage and honesty of the youth inspired attendees to open up and share some of their own stories and explore what family acceptance means to them.

See news coverage of the event at this link.

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