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Dolores Huerta Keynote Address

Compton Union Building
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About the event

Join Dolores Huerta, civil rights activist and community organizer, for a keynote address on ‘Amplifying the Voices of Farmworkers.’ The keynote will be given from 4-5 p.m. in the CUB auditorium and doors will open at 3:30 p.m. A reception will be available before the keynote address at Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art from 2:00-4:00 p.m.

Dolores Huerta is a civil rights activist and community organizer. She has worked for labor rights and social justice for over 50 years. In 1962, she and César Chávez founded the United Farm Workers union. She served as Vice President and played a critical role in many of the union’s accomplishments for four decades. In 2002, she received the Puffin/Nation $100,000 prize for Creative Citizenship which she used to establish the Dolores Huerta Foundation (DHF). DHF is connecting groundbreaking community-based organizing to state and national movements to register and educate voters; advocate for education reform; bring about infrastructure improvements in low-income communities; advocate for greater equality for the LGBT community; and create strong leadership development. She has received numerous awards: among them The Eleanor Roosevelt Humans Rights Award from President Clinton in 1998. In 2012 President Obama bestowed Dolores with The Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian honor in the United States.

Sponsored by CAMP, WSU Office of the President, WSU Office of the Chancellor and other generous campus partners.


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