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Activism and the Future of America - An Evening with Dolores Huerta
Date Thursday November 21
Time 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Event Type Speaker
Organizer/AuthorCIIS Public Programs
Location Details
Herbst Theatre
401 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94102
Nov 21, 7:30pm

An equal partner in co-founding the first farm workers unions with Cesar Chavez, Dolores Huerta has become one of the most defiant feminists of the twentieth century, and one of the most important activists in American history. Now 89 years old, she continues the fight to this day.

During the Civil Rights Era, Dolores co-founded what is now the United Farm Workers union, resolutely dedicating her life to securing the rights of immigrant farmworkers and to combating the fierce racism underlying their mistreatment. A mother of 11 children, Dolores has fought tirelessly and effectively for the cause, an upstream battle against sexist double standards, both within the movement and outside of it.

In today's political climate, she sees the fundamental freedoms of her fellow Americans freshly imperiled, and has come forward to share her story with a new generation of activists seeking to create change. Dolores teaches these individuals that they have personal power that needs to be coupled with responsibility and cooperation to create the changes needed to improve their lives. As founder and president of the Dolores Huerta Foundation, she travels across the country engaging in campaigns and influencing legislation that supports equality and defends civil rights.

Join Latinx studies professor Maria L. Quintana for a conversation with Dolores Huerta about her life and work as a revolutionary and inspirational leader dedicated to activism, feminism, and the future of America.

A portion of the proceeds from this event are being donated to the Dolores Huerta Foundation.

$25-55.

Added to the calendar on Friday Aug 30th, 2019 1:20 PM

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