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Dolores Huerta | 13th Annual Anne & Loren Kieve Distinguished Lecture

January 11, 2018 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm
CEMEX Auditorium

RSVP | Free and open to the public

Speaker: 
Dolores Huerta

Please join the Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity for the 13th Annual Kieve Lecture featuring Dolores Huerta.

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Dolores Clara Fernández Huerta is an American labor leader and activist who was the co-founder of the National Farmworkers Association, which later became the United Farm Workers. Huerta helped organize the Delano grape strike in 1965 and was the lead negotiator in the workers’ contract that was created after the strike. For decades, Ms. Huerta has been a leader in movements for workers' and womens' rights, and was an honorary co-chair of the Women's March on Washington, which occurred on January 21, 2017. Her work has been in alliance with the Chicano Movement, the Civil Rights movement, LGBTQ social movements. She has received numerous awards for this advocacy, including the United States Presidential Eleanor Roosevelt Award for Human Rights and the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Ms. Huerta is now president of the Dolores Huerta Foundation, a grassroots organizations, that "creates leadership opportunities for community organizing, leadership development, civic engagement, and policy advocacy in the following priority areas: health & environment, education & youth development, and economic development."

We look forward to seeing you there!

Event Sponsor: 
Center for Latin American Studies, School of Humanities and Sciences, American Studies Program, McCoy Family Center for Ethics in Society, Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity, Stanford Center on Poverty and Inequality, Martin Luther...
Contact Email: 
ddmurray@stanford.edu
Contact Phone: 
6507366790

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