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The International Museum of Women Presents Extraordinary Voices, Extraordinary Change Spea
Date Wednesday July 22
Time 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Location Details
VENUE:
OMNI SAN FRANCISCO HOTEL
500 California Street at Montgomery
San Francisco, CA
Event Type Speaker
Organizer/Author
Join us for a Special Evening with DOLORES HUERTA of the Farm Workers Movement and the Dolores Huerta Foundation

You are invited to an Extraordinary Voices, Extraordinary Change Speaker Series with Dolores Huerta, President and Founder of the Dolores Huerta Foundation. As one of the country’s most important and influential Latinas and advocates for workers’ rights, she works tirelessly developing leaders and advocating for the working poor, women and children.


Ms. Huerta co-founded the United Farm Workers (UFW) with César Chávez in 1962 and has been instrumental in passing historic legislation, including Aid for Dependent Families (AFDC), disability insurance for farm workers, and legalization for 1 million farm workers under the Immigration Reform Act of l984-85. As the main negotiator for the UFW, she obtained many “firsts” that had been denied to farm workers including basic sanitation, clean drinking water in the fields, and medical coverage.

Dolores Huerta is an active member of Amnesty International, the Feminist Majority Foundation and the California Museum of History, Women, and the Arts. She has received numerous awards, among them the Eleanor Roosevelt Humans Rights Award from President Clinton in 1998, and nine honorary doctorates. She was also named one of Ms. Magazine’s three most important women of 1997 and Ladies Home Journal’s 100 most important women of the 20th Century. She is an esteemed Global Council member of the International Museum of Women.


MEMBERS-ONLY RECEPTION / 5:00-6:00 P.M.
MEMBERSHIP: http://www.imow.org/support

GENERAL REGISTRATION / 5:30 P.M.

PROGRAM / 6:00-7:15 P.M


Reserve Tickets by July 16, 2009 @ http://www.imow.org


FOR MORE INFORMATION
Visit: http://www.imow.org
Email: events [at] imow.org
Call: 415.543.4669 x27
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