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What We Can Learn From Civil Rights Icon Dolores Huerta

“Don’t be a marshmallow. Walk the street with us into history. Get off the sidewalk.”
–Dolores Huerta

Dolores Huerta’s visionary leadership and legacy is a reminder that social justice movements will endure as long as inequalities persist and there’s a need for change.

Huerta’s history is reflective of how movements intersect and evolve over time, spawning new networks and building greater influence for meaningful social change. Best known for her efforts promoting the rights of agricultural workers alongside Cesar Chavez as Co-Founder of the United Farm Workers, Huerta has championed civil rights, women’s rights, LGBT rights, and continues to advocate for the rights of at-risk youth alongside her own children as President of the Dolores Huerta Foundation.

The San Diego Foundation Center for Civic Engagement (CCE) and the Dolores Huerta Foundation value community, collaboration and equity. This common ground brought us together to create “Weaving Movements,” a free event series and campaign that champions civic engagement, including the right to vote, and improves the quality of life in all of our communities.

“Weaving Movements” brings our region together to build awareness about local economic opportunity, environmental access, recidivism reduction, and the power of voting to shape our nation, region and lives. Dolores Huerta will travel to San Diego to kick off the event series on Wednesday, August 10.

Events will incorporate conversation, film, visual arts and performances, including exclusive previews of a soon-to-be released documentary about Huerta’s life directed by Peter Bratt (La Mission) and produced by Carlos Santana and Benjamin Bratt.

Please join us for Weaving Movements on August 10 and September 6.

Let’s leave the sidewalk.

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