In Conversation with I.M.O.W. Global Council Member Dolores Huerta, Co-founder of United Farm Workers
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
6pm - 7:30pm
Dolores Huerta is president of the Dolores Huerta Foundation, dedicated to community organizing. She co-founded the United Farm Workers with Cesar E. Chavez and is also an active member of the Fund for the Feminist Majority.
As legislative advocate for the Community Service Organization and the United Farm Workers Union, she was instrumental in passing historic legislation: disability insurance for farm workers, voting ballots in Spanish, driver’s licenses in the driver’s ethnic language, public assistance eligibility for resident immigrants, the end of the infamous “bracero” program, and legalization for 1 million farm workers under the Immigration Reform Act of l984-85.
As the main negotiator for the UFW, she obtained many “firsts” that had been denied to farm workers: basic sanitation and clean drinking water in the fields, medical coverage, pensions, job security, seniority rights, rest periods, paid vacations and holidays, and protections from pesticides in union contracts.
Dolores Huerta will appear in conversation with Berkeley School of Law Lecturer and Senior Fellow Maria Echaveste. Echaveste is a former U.S. presidential advisor to Bill Clinton and White House Deputy Chief of Staff under the second Clinton administration. She is one of the highest-ranking Latinas to have served in a presidential administration. She is currently a Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress and a co-founder of the Nueva Vista Group, a policy, legislative strategy and advocacy group working with non-profit and corporate clients.
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