In honor of her leadership in the farmworkers’ civil rights movement, Washington State recognizes Dolores Huerta Day on April 10. Yet even with this recognition, few Washingtonians understand the wide-ranging and significant impacts she and Cesar Chavez made on farmworker rights in our state, and the work Dolores Huerta is still doing today.
Join us for a prerecorded online program to learn more about the lasting contributions of Dolores Huerta and her legacy. We’ll post the video at 10:00 on April 10 at this link: https://www.facebook.com/historymuseum/videos/. You’ll be able to watch the video any time, and also pause the program and resume.
Dolores Huerta Day Program:
- Who is Dolores Huerta and how has her work changed the lives of people in Washington? A brief overview with Molly Wilmoth, Lead Program Manager at WSHS.
- Watch an interview with the dynamic Ricardo Garcia of Spanish-language Radio KDNA, known as “The Voice of the Farmworker.”
- Meet and hear from Rosalinda Guillen, co-founder and executive director at Community to Community Development (C2C), who has been an outspoken rural justice leader and a farmworker. She’ll talk about the significance of Dolores Huerta’s work and its generational impacts in the farmworker community.
- Listen to original music composed by Sandra Aguilar. She will also sing De Colores – the unofficial anthem of the farmworkers movement, and she’ll talk about what role music played within the movement.
You can also explore the foundation that Dolores Huerta runs today, here.
How to view this program:
This program will be presented through the History Museum’s Facebook page, but you do not need to have a Facebook account to see it. The program is viewable for everyone!
Click the button below at 10:00 AM on Saturday April 10, or any time after that, to see the program. Click on the Dolores Huerta Day program to watch.WATCH HERE!
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