Fall 2019 St. Francis College Senior Citizen Lecture Series: American Studies & Social Justice
Tuesdays @ 11:10am in Room 4202
Open to the Public // Reception to Follow
Organized by Athena Devlin (English) & Emily Horowitz (Sociology & Criminal Justice)
More info: Contact Dr. Devlin (email@example.com) or 718-489-5446
Peter Bratt’s Dolores tells the story of Dolores Huerta, among the most important, yet least-known, activists in American history. Co-founder of the first farmworkers union with Cesar Chavez, she tirelessly led the fight for racial and labor justice, becoming one of the most defiant feminists of the 20th century. She worked together w/Chavez in laying the groundwork for the union, worked directly with the farmworkers for whom the group advocated, and in the state capital as their legislative advocate. She risked her life for her activism, coined the slogan “Yes, we can,” and raised 11 children, many of whom have become activists in their own rights. In 2012, she received the Presidential Medal of Freedom.