To wrap up the celebration of Women’s History Month, prominent speaker Dolores Huerta will be coming to campus on March 30 to speak about social justice.
Huerta took an active interest in bettering her community at a very young age. In 1955, Huerta co-founded the Stockton chapter of the Community Service Organization.
In 1962, she co-founded the National Farm Workers Association with Cesar Chávez, which would later become the Unit’s Agricultural Workers Organizing Committee.
Huerta has long been an advocate for farmworkers’ rights. During her time of strong political lobbying, she was arrested 22 times for participating in non-violent civil disobedience activities and strikes.
Currently, Huerta is president of the Dolores Huerta Foundation. According to doloreshuerta.org, the foundation’s mission is to “inspire and motivate people to organize sustainable communities to attain social justice.”
The lecture Huerta is presenting on campus is titled “Without Fear: Neighbors Unite.”
She will discuss her life’s work, the importance of social justice at the community level, and how communities can collaborate to solve problems.
This 5-Star event will take place on March 30 at 7 p.m. in Williams Auditorium and is open to the public. n