Dolores Huerta — still fighting for social change

Posted on July 30, 2019 by Sonoma Valley Sun

Tirelessly leading the fight for racial and labor justice, Dolores Huerta evolved into one of the most defiant feminists of the 20th century. A partner with César Chávez in founding the first farm workers union, she continues the fight to this day, in her late 80s.

Her story is documented in the film Dolores, screening Thursday, August 8 at Hanna Boys Center. The 6 p.m. showing is free.

The film includes historic film footage from the farmworker strikes and marches that spread from the San Juaqin Valley to New York City, Sen. Robert Kennedy’s meetings with the organizers during his Presidential campaign, as well as interviews with UFW co-founder Cesar Chavez, Gloria Steinem, Hillary Clinton, and Barack Obama.

It provides a rare glimpse of her private life, as the mother of 11, and the personal sacrifices involved in committing one’s life to social change.

On September 12, Hanna welcomes the activist to Sonoma with a Day With Dolores Huerta.

Hanna Boys Center is located at 17000 Arnold Drive, at Aqua Caliente Road. 

2 thoughts on “Dolores Huerta — still fighting for social change

  1. I met her at a Coastal Commission meeting, where she was sticking up for a coastal park in a LatinX community; I went and introduced myself, to legend. that was a great moment for me!

  2. A real civil rights activist empowers people, not themselves. Dolores Huerta and her prominent goons run the United Farm Workers union (UFW) to benefit their own pockets, by forcing farmworkers into a contract that would have lowered their pay and barred farmworkers from exiting the UFW. The link below shows Dolores Huerta BLOCKING a farmworker from expressing her grievances to the then California Governor. Furthermore, the UFW has been court ordered to pay almost $2 million in fees and for failing to pay their own workers.

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