For more than 50 years, activist Dolores Huerta has worked tirelessly to advance the cause of marginalized communities. She is internationally recognized as a feminist, a farm worker advocate, a gay rights activist, and a labor leader among other things. As a champion whose work transcends issue-specific movements, Dolores announced the launch of the “Weaving Movements” campaign at her 80th birthday celebration on August 13, 2010 at a benefit concert supporting the Dolores Huerta Foundation.
Fashioned as a tribute to Dolores’ diverse body of work, the campaign calls on leaders of the progressive agenda to unite under one banner and work cooperatively towards a common goal of social justice. As stewards of the "Weaving Movements" Campaign and Dolores Huerta’s legacy, the Dolores Huerta Foundation continues to build coalitions with people and organizations fighting for justice and equality. If you’re interested in joining us in our mission of Weaving Movements Together, please contact us or fill out the form to get involved.
On March 20th, 2013, Dolores Huerta will be awarded the Spirit of California medal in a ceremony at the California Museum in Sacramento. She will be recognized for her public service and her major contributions to the American Civil Rights Movement as a community organizer and co-founder of the United Farm Workers.
Dolores is proud to accept this award on behalf of all the people who have dedicated their lives to social justice and those who continue to work tirelessly and peacefully to advocate for justice and equal rights. “The civil rights movement, the labor movement, the women's movement, the equality movement for our LGBT brothers and sisters are all manifestations of these rights. The great social justice changes in our country happened when people came together, organized, and took direct action. It is this right that sustains and nurtures our democracy today.
I thank the California Hall of Fame, for raising the importance of community organizing to the highest level of merit and recognition. It is a unique honor and privilege to be included in the group of distinguished individuals being honored. This prestigious recognition validates my life’s work and the efforts I’ve made to push for change. It gives credence to community organizing in general, and I consider it an invitation for others to do the same. My hope is for people to understand the importance of getting involved.”
On behalf of the Dolores Huerta Foundation family, we congratulate our mother, grandmother, teacher, and president, Dolores Huerta. Please join us in congratulating Dolores and show your appreciation by supporting the DHF and allowing us to continue our important grassroots community organizing work.
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