Join Northwestern University Women’s Center as we begin a year of exploring Gender, Work, & Power with a keynote address from American labor and civil rights activist, Dolores Huerta. This event is free and open to the public!
Dolores Huerta is a civil rights activist and community organizer. 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. 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.
Find out more about the Dolores Huerta Foundation: http://doloreshuerta.org
Watch the documentary “Dolores” about Huerta’s life, activism, and contributions to social justice movements: https://www.amazon.com/Dolores-Huerta/dp/B07F5FXP71/ref=tmm_aiv_swatch_1?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=
Co-sponsored by: CTSS, Office of Institutional Diversity & Inclusion, College Feminists, Student Engagement, Latinx Studies, One Book One Northwestern, Center for Civic Engagement, Medill, Graduate Student Association, Kreeger Wolf Endowment, YWCA Evanston/Northshore