Labor Leader and Community Organizer

NALIP Media Summit: Kick-Off Screenings - Thursday, June 22nd - TLC Chinese Theatres, Auditorium 1 - 3rd Level of The Hollywood and Highland

Dolores Huerta is a labor leader and community organizer. She has worked civil rights and social justice for seven decades. In 1962 she and Cesar Chavez founded the United Farm Workers union. Sheserved 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.


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