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.
Dolores Huerta, Dolores Huerta Foundation President, and United Farm Workers Cofounder
Giev Kashkooli, United Farm Workers 2nd Vice President and Political/Legislative Director
Anissa Perez, Personal Story
Additional speakers may be announced
WHEN: Wednesday, June 22, 2022, at 11:30 a.m. EST
WHERE: House Triangle, U.S. Capitol
BACKGROUND: The Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) will meet with leading national and local advocates for farmworkers, including Dolores Huerta, President of the Dolores Huerta Foundation, on Wednesday, June 22.
The policy roundtable is closed to the press, but following the discussion, at 11:30 a.m. EST, CHC Members, and national and local organizations will host a press conference to summarize their conversation and call for the passage of the Farm Workforce Modernization Act.
This week, The James Irvine Foundation announced that our Co-Founder and Executive Director Camila Chávez was named as one of the 2022 Leadership Award recipients. The Award comes with a $250,000 grant to continue the Dolores Huerta Foundation’s work of strengthening underrepresented communities by training and inspiring the next generation of leaders. Learn more by visiting https://irvineawards.org/award-recipient/camila-chavez/
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