Please watch the video below.
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:
Good Morning America honored Dolores’ legacy as a lifelong activist during Women’s Herstory Month. Watch the animated video now!
Video courtesy of ABC and Good Morning America
“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.
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.
Video: Dolores Huerta Interview with Washington Correspondent Ione Molinares, 6/13/14
During the Interview, Dolores Huerta said the fundation is collecting funds and looking for organizers, and teaches them how to organize for large collective actions required in their community.
She also talked about the workers syndicate as their unique form of organization and the organizations against them, mentioning that all workers have rights no matter their migratory situation.
Also mentioned the lack of support from Kevin McCarthy (Kern Congressman) with the immigration reform and therefore need of support from the people and corporations.
Above video is in spanish.
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.
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Video highlighting the career of Organizer Dolores Huerta.