Human Rights Activist/Co-founder of United Farm Workers to speak at the University of Idaho
Date: Saturday, March 31, 2012
Place: University of Idaho Administration Auditorium
Time: 3 p.m.
(Arriving early is suggested due limited seating)
This year our Keynote Speaker will be Dolores Huerta, who has been involved in Community Organizing and Social Activism of over 50 years. She has worked in the Farmworker and the American Civil Rights Movements alongside Cesar Chavez; She is also a Co-founder of the United Farm Workers (UFW).
Huerta has played a major role in the American civil rights movement. A founding board member of the Feminist Majority Foundation, she also serves on the board of Ms. Magazine. Numerous awards received among the Eleanor Roosevelt Human Rights Award from President Clinton ’98, Ms. Magazine’s one of the three most important women of ‘97, Ladies Home Journal’s 100 most important woman of the 20th Century, Puffin foundation award for Creative Citizenship Labor Leader Award 1984, Kern County’s woman of the year by the California State legislature, the Ohtli award from the Mexican Government, and Smithsonian Institution - James Smithson Award. She is a former UC Regent and has earned eleven honorary doctorates from Universities throughout the United States.
As one of the most famous and celebrated Latinas in the US, Huerta has been an advocate for women’s rights, and reproductive freedom. She continues working to develop community leaders, for working poor, immigrants, women and youth, with the Dolores Huerta Foundation. She speaks at universities or organizational forums on issues of social justice and public policy.
For any questions or comments please call U of I CAMP at (208) 885-5173 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org