¡Si Se Puede! Celebrating Dolores Huerta

“Every moment is an organizing opportunity, every person is a potential activist, every minute a chance to change the world.”  – Dolores Huerta

 

Saturday April 10th was Washington’s Dolores Huerta Day, honoring the labor rights activist Dolores Huerta on her 90th birthday.

Huerta worked alongside Cesar Chavez to launch the National Farm Workers Association in 1962 which was later named the United Farm Workers (UFW). Huerta began her activist career when she was a teacher. She saw firsthand how children of farm workers were affected by poor living and working conditions. Since then she has become a powerhouse advocate for the rights of women and farm workers.

Learn more about Huerta, her work and long-lasting reach through these articles and multi-media sources.

The Dolores Huerta Foundation: a resource and training ground for grassroots leaders. Click here to explore a curriculum for students to learn more about Huerta’s social justice work.

Huerta made Time’s 100 Women of the Year List

How can we make farm work healthier? An event from Zocalo and the California Wellness Foundation

In her own words, here are two TED talks presented by Huerta herself.

How to overcome apathy and find your power

How to end racism

Huerta’s work is especially timely as the COVID-19 crisis unfolds yet another layer of impact and threats to farm workers who are the driving forces behind the Unites States’ food supply.  In the spirit of Dolores Huerta’s tireless advocacy we will be posting content related to bringing awareness to current farm workers rights issues over the coming days.