Series: Ollin: Social Justice Series
If you've heard of Dolores Huerta, it is generally as a footnote to the story of Cesar Chavez, the great leader of the farm worker's union. But as the documentary "Dolores" makes clear, this powerful woman was, in many ways, the driving force behind the movement--often the only woman in a room full of men, never bashful, a brilliant and determined tactician, and with her eyes always firmly on the prize of justice for the marginalized. Through the force of her will and grassroots organizing skill, she and Chavez gave the marginalized a voice in an industry steeped in racism and dependent on inhumane work conditions and low wages. Overshadowed by Chavez, Huerta's contributions towards racial and labor justice have gone largely unrecognized. Yet at 87, she remains one of the boldest and most provocative feminists of twentieth century, and she is still active today in the fight for social justice. This film paints a riveting portrait of an amazing hero and mother of eleven children who, despite suffering the costs of their mother's activism in childhood, all grew up to be activists themselves. Dolores is not to be denied.
Presented by Latino Network and Hollywood Theatre.
Thursday, May 23