On private land Downtown stands a statue of Pete Wilson, formerly a state Assembly member, San Diego mayor, U.S. senator and governor. Activists want it removed. Below, Dolores Huerta, the influential labor and civil rights leader, and Robert A. Kittle, a former editorial page editor of The San Diego UnionTribune, offer their views on what should be done.
Legendary organizer and activist Dolores Huerta grew up in an integrated community in Stockton, Calif. As a schoolteacher, she noticed that her students, many of whom were children of farm workers, were living in poverty. It was this realization that led Huerta to quit teaching and organize a path to create change.
In the 1950s, Huerta met Cesar Chavez. Together, they organized agricultural workers to demand better working conditions and higher wages and co-founded the United Farm Workers in 1962. More than 60 years into her activism, she continues to speak out as President of the Dolores Huerta Foundation. Huerta joins host Tetiana Anderson to reflect on her journey to transform labor rights in America.