March 22, 2018
One of the most important, yet least known activists of our time, Dolores Huerta was an equal partner in founding the first farmworkers’ union with César Chávez. Tirelessly leading the fight for racial and labor justice, Huerta evolved into one of the most defiant feminists of the 20th century—and she continues the fight to this day, in her late 80s. Dolores chronicles Huerta’s life from her childhood in Stockton, California to her early years with the United Farm Workers, from her work with the headline-making grape boycott launched in 1965 to her role in the feminist movement of the ’70s, to her continued work as a fearless activist, willing to accept the personal sacrifices involved in committing one’s life to social change. The film features interviews with Gloria Steinem, Luis Valdez, Angela Davis, Hillary Clinton, and Huerta’s children, among others. Presented in partnership with New Mexico PBS as part of the Bank of America Free Thursday Film Series.
2017; Peter Bratt; English; 95 minutes; not rated.
Free ticketed event; tickets available one hour before show