Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Dolores Huerta on Gender, Immigrants' Rights, and the American Moment

If (like me) you need some inspiration to keep going in these dark times, take the time to watch or read this interview with legendary organizer Dolores Huerta, conducted by Professor Rachel Rosenbloom of Northeastern University and to be published in the upcoming August 2018 edition of Signs.

About "Number 45," Huerta says, "as an organizer, I see this as a great organizing opportunity. Because when people are challenged, and we’re being challenged right now, I think it really gives people the motivation to get involved. If they haven’t been involved before, then this is the time to do it. Because 'number 45''s attacking so many people, so that gives us a chance to say, 'Okay, we’ve got to stand up not only for ourselves but for these other brothers and sisters and these other movements that are also under attack.'”

She's right, you know.

Want more?  A film about Dolores Huerta, called simply Dolores, has been making the rounds of film festivals nationwide and will be shown on PBS' Independent Lens on March 27.

Yes, Dolores, 

Sí Se Puede


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