Chapman University is excited to invite members of the community to join us as we welcome renowned civil rights activist and community organizer, Dolores Huerta, to Memorial Hall on Monday, October 22nd at 7pm.
This event is open to the general public and is free to attend.
Dolores Huerta created the National Farm Workers Association (NFWA) in 1962 alongside Cesar Chavez, which would soon become the United Farm Workers Union (UFW). Her efforts make her one of the most influential labor activists of the 20th century in addition to being a leader of the Chicano civil rights movement.
Huerta has received numerous awards including The Eleanor Roosevelt Human Rights Award from President Clinton in 1998 and The Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian honor in the United States, from President Obama in 2012.
The 2017 documentary Dolores, follows the story of Huerta and her experience growing up as a young girl in the 40s and her continued fight for racial and labor justice. The documentary is currently available to stream for free via Amazon.
The event details are as follows:
- 7pm – Short video screening
- 7:15pm – Conversation with Dolores Huerta and Chapman University President Daniele Struppa
- 8:15pm – Audience Q & A
- 8:45pm – Community tables and photo opportunities
Parking for events is available after 4pm in the Barrera Parking Structure on Sycamore and in the Lastinger Parking Structure on Walnut Ave. The cost is $2 for 2 hours and $3 for 4 hours. Parking Permit machines require exact change or credit cards.