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2023 | Reception for Dolores Huerta: Amplifying the Voices of Farmworkers
April 3, 2023 @ 2:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Join us for the National Farmworkers Awareness Week Closing Ceremony Reception on Monday, April 3, 2023 from 2:00-6:30 pm in the Pavilion Gallery of the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art WSU. During the reception visitors will be able to view highlights from the recent exhibition Our Stories, Our Lives: Irwin Nash Photographs of Yakima Valley Migrant Labor, organized in collaboration with WSU Libraries’ Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections and guest curated by Lipi Turner-Rahman.
After the reception, walk over to the CUB Auditorium to hear civil rights activist and community organizer Dolores Huerta speak about “Amplifying the Voices of Farmworkers” from 4:00-5:00 pm. Huerta, who is featured in Irwin Nash’s photo Boycott Protest: Dolores Huerta, 1968 (above), is visiting the WSU Pullman campus to talk to students and community leaders following the end of National Farmworkers Awareness Week (NFAW).
ABOUT | Dolores Huerta is a civil rights activist and community organizer. She has worked for labor rights and social justice for over 50 years. In 1962, she and César Chávez founded the United Farm Workers union. She served as Vice President and played a critical role in many of the union’s accomplishments for four decades. In 2002, she received the Puffin/Nation $100,000 prize for Creative Citizenship which she used to establish the Dolores Huerta Foundation (DHF). DHF is connecting groundbreaking community-based organizing to state and national movements to register and educate voters; advocate for education reform; bring about infrastructure improvements in low-income communities; advocate for greater equality for the LGBT community; and create strong leadership development. She has received numerous awards: among them The Eleanor Roosevelt Humans Rights Award from President Clinton in 1998. In 2012 President Obama bestowed Dolores with The Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian honor in the United States.
Sponsored by CAMP, WSU Office of the President, WSU Office of the Chancellor and other generous campus partners.
IN THE NEWS | Civil rights activist Dolores Huerta speaks at WSU