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At Length with Steve Scher

At Length with Dolores Huerta

Prior to her Graduate School Public Lecture, Dolores Huerta, co-founder United (National) Farm Workers Association and activist, sat down for a conversation with At Length host Steve Scher, ’87.

Recorded on Monday, November 17, 2014.
Huerta Lecture Poster

Poster from the lecture, An Evening with Dolores Huerta. Click to enlarge.

A social justice activist and community organizer for 50 years, Huerta’s role in the American civil rights movement was indispensable, co-founding United Farm Workers alongside Cesar Chavez and acting as a founding board member of the Feminist Majority Foundation. She has received numerous awards, including the Medal of Freedom in 2012, earned nine honorary doctorates throughout the U.S. and was the first Latina inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame.

In this conversation with Steve Scher, Huerta speaks about coping with racism as a child, what inspired her to become an organizer, solidarity with Japanese-Americans in the wake of WWII’s internment camps and founding the United Farm Workers Association with Cesar Chavez.