We are honored to host a virtual event, An Evening with Dolores Huerta: Life and Legacy, on March 16th at 5:30pm.
Ms. Huerta, an iconic social justice and human rights leader and champion, will discuss her life and legacy and answer questions from the audience. This virtual event is free and open to the public, however registration is required.
At this pivotal moment, as the United States and countries worldwide struggle with issues of human and labor rights, we are proud to offer the opportunity for our community to hear and learn from such an iconic figure and leader.
Thank you to the Friends of the Oakland Public Library for their support of this event.
Please register for the event, here, to reserve your space and receive the Zoom link.
Dolores Huerta is Founder & President of the Dolores Huerta Foundation. She has worked for labor rights and social justice for over 50 years. In 1962, she and Cesar Chavez founded the United Farm Workers union. She served as Vice President and played a critical role in many of the union’s accomplishments for four decades, including, not limited to, labor contract negotiations.
In 2002, she received the Puffin/Nation $100,000 prize for Creative Citizenship which she used to establish the Dolores Huerta Foundation (DHF). DHF is connecting groundbreaking community-based organizing to state and national movements to register and educate voters; advocate for education reform; bring about infrastructure improvements in low-income communities; advocate for greater equality for the LGBT community; and create strong leadership development. She has received numerous awards: among them The Eleanor Roosevelt Humans Rights Award from President Clinton in 1998. In 2012 President Obama bestowed Dolores with The Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian honor in the United States.
The Dolores Huerta Peace and Justice Cultural Center, scheduled to open in 2023, will attract visitors worldwide to pay homage to Ms. Huerta’s legacy and community organizing model. For over 50 years Dolores Huerta has taught hundreds of communities and activists to take direct action and become agents of change.