Monday, March 18, 2013

Dolores Huerta- California Hall of Fame

Dolores Huerta. California Hall of Fame – 2013.
Honorary Chair. DSA.
Induction will be March 20, 2013
DSA Commends Dolores Huerta for  California Hall of Fame Award (2013) and labor and community leadership.

The Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) congratulates our honorary chair Dolores Huerta for being inducted into the California Hall of Fame and for being  awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom (2012).

Since the founding along with Cesar Chaves  and others  of the United Farm Workers (UFW) union, through her current work in supporting union democracy,   civic engagement and empowerment of women and youth in disadvantaged communities, Huerta’s influence has been profound. The creation of the UFW changed the nature of labor organizing in the Southwest and contributed significantly to the growth of Latino politics in the U.S. Her frequent public engagements at college, universities and high schools where she brings a Latina feminist perspective to civil rights and immigration issues highlights her long history and personal commitment to the movements for social change.

One of the most well known Latinas in the Unites States, Dolores Huerta has played a major role in the U.S.  civil rights movement as a labor organizer,  community organizer and social activist for over 50 years.  She is perhaps most widely known as co-founder of the United Farm Workers (UFW).  A staunch advocate for women’s rights and reproductive freedom, Huerta is a founding board member of the Feminist Majority Foundation and serves on the board of Ms. Magazine.  She frequently speaks at universities and organizational forums on issues of social justice and public policy. Dolores  continues working to develop community leaders and advocating for the working poor, immigrants, women and youth as President of the Dolores Huerta Foundation.
Selected Awards/Recognition:
• Presidential Medal of Freedom
• U. S. Department of Labor Hall of Honor
• Smithsonian Institution – James Smithson Award
• National Women’s Hall of Fame
• American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) Roger Baldwin Medal of Liberty Award
• The Eugene V. Debs Foundation Outstanding American Award
• The Ellis Island Medal of Freedom Award
• Icons of the American Civil Rights Movement Award

When is the 7th Annual California Hall of Fame?
The 7th Annual California Hall of Fame induction ceremony will take place on March 20, 2013, at The California Museum, located at 1020 O Street in Sacramento. The 7th Annual California Hall of Fame exhibition will open on March 21, 2013 at The California Museum, located at 1020 O Street in Sacramento.
Who are the 7th class of inductees?
The 7th class of inductees are: Gregory Bateson, Warren Beatty, Charles and Ray Eames, Dolores Huerta, Ishi, Joe Montana and Warner Brothers.

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