A Discussion with Dolores Huerta
Now available on-demand at fhff.org.
In partnership with the Orcas Food Co-op and San Juan Islands Agricultural Summit, we are honored to have broadcast a discussion with Dolores Huerta, Community Organizer and Founder/President of the Dolores Huerta Foundation, and Edgar Franks, Political and Campaign Director at Familias Unidas por La Justicia. Watch the recording of this conversation and learn more about Dolores’ life and work, and farmworker issues and advocacy!
This special presentation is in collaboration with the WSU San Juan Islands Agricultural Summit.
About Dolores Huerta
Dolores Huerta is a labor leader and community organizer. She has worked civil 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.
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 l998. In 2012 President Obama bestowed Dolores with The Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian award in the United States, 2021 US Today “Women of the Century” and Glamour’s “Women of the Year” Awards.
Further information about Dolores Huerta is available at the Dolores Huerta Foundation and at Dolores Huerta Social Justice Network.