dolores huerta


Friday, March 25th, 2016

Rosario Dawson Pens Forceful Open Letter To Dolores Huerta (is that news?)

*I post this story about the Rosario Dawson letter to Dolores Huerta, and not the letter itself, for a specific reason. I’m not interested in what Dawson has to say. Neither am I interested at this point in pro-Hillary or pro-Bernie ideas. But I’m very interested in the place that celebrity holds in our political discourse.

Monday, February 22nd, 2016

Neither side was quite right on that Dolores Huerta ‘English-only’ shout-down

*Perspective, gente. . . This is a needless squabble, it accomplishes nothing. On the other hand, there’s nothing like a good political spat to get the partisan blood boiling, the interest up, the voters out. VL By...

Monday, September 21st, 2015

8 Latinas Every American Woman Should Thank

*I’m sure there are many more than eight, and that many of you could compile lists of your own. But this is a good list to start. VL By Tanisha Love Ramirez, Huffington Post Latino Voices Save for International...

Thursday, May 28th, 2015

Farmworkers Activist Dolores Huerta Will Be Focus of Smithsonian Exhibit

*This is the first time the Smithsonian’s One Life series honors a Latina. The exhibit runs from July 3 through May 2016. VL By Suzanne Gamboa, NBC News Dolores Huerta and her activism on behalf of the...

Monday, January 19th, 2015

Latino Leaders Who Were Inspired By Martin Luther King And The Civil Rights Movement

*Fantastic list, fantastic legacy. VL The legacy and continued influence of Martin Luther King Jr. is undeniable, even if it has not yet fully been realized. As Latinos, we recognize the impact he had in inspiring Dolores Huerta, Cesar Chavez and...

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

Dolores Huerta: Obama was right in delaying action on immigration

*If you’re into political x’s and o’s, this is a pretty good read. The underlying problem is that while a calculated delay may, in some folks’s eyes, be the best move in the long run, everyday 860...

Friday, April 4th, 2014

It’s Time to Make The Epic Cesar Chavez Movie

*I went to see the Chavez movie out of curiosity and a tinge of obligation. I should spend my money, I thought, to send a message about Latino-themed movies. The film did poorly at the box office...

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014

How About a Dolores Huerta Day?

By Nina Liss-Schultz, Mother Jones March 31 was Cesar Chavez’s birthday and a national holiday honoring his pioneering activism (which is the subject of a new feature film) around farm-workers rights. He is perhaps best known as a...

Thursday, September 26th, 2013

Dolores Huerta Says Latinos Have ‘Long Road’ Ahead Despite Achievements

By EFE/Huffington Post Latino Voices Chicago (EFE).- Dolores Huerta, a defender of the human rights of Hispanic workers for more than 40 years, believes that Latinos still have a “long road” to travel. “You can see we...

Friday, March 22nd, 2013

Dolores Huerta Inducted Into California Hall of Fame

By The Bakersfield Californian Labor leader and human rights activist Dolores Huerta was inducted into the California Hall of Fame during a ceremony Wednesday night at The California Museum in Sacramento, according to a press release. She is part...

Monday, October 8th, 2012

Cesar Chavez’s Widow Calls on The New York Times to Stop Using Racial Stereotype

PRESS RELEASE 36,000 Sign Petition on Calling on the New York Times to Lead a More Inclusive, Tolerant Discussion of Immigration in America ** ** KEENE, CALIFORNIA – As President Obama heads to Keene, California today to announce the establishment...

Monday, October 1st, 2012

Dolores Huerta on Why You Should Vote

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco Two things prompted me to write this. One is that this past weekend marked the 50th anniversary of the founding of the National Farm Workers Association in California. That association was later to become the United Farm...

Wednesday, May 30th, 2012

Dolores Huerta Receives Nation’s Highest Civilian Honor

By Raisa Camargo, Voxxi Dolores Huerta, the famed civil rights advocate of the farm worker movement, received the nation’s highest civilian honor Tuesday when President Obama awarded her the Presidential Medal of Freedom. A crowd of an estimated...

Thursday, October 20th, 2011

Latino Civil Rights: Dolores Huerta

Dolores Huerta was born in 1930 in Dawson, New Mexico but was raised by her single mother in the San Joaquin Valley community of Stockton, California. She became involved with labor organizing at an early age, co-founding...