• Dolores Huerta: Bold Women. Change History.

  • Thu, 12/12/2019 at 7:00 pm
  • History Colorado
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Dolores Huerta: Bold Women. Change History. - History Colorado - Denver

One hundred years ago, this country adopted the Nineteenth Amendment—the biggest expansion of voting rights in US history. Happening after decades of struggle and activism, it was a moment that revolutionized women's roles in our democracy. Bold Women. Change History. features scholars, authors, and history-makers who illuminate the rich history of voting rights, the inspirational contributions of women in Colorado and the nation, and the amazing innovations that happen when we knock down barriers and prohibit discrimination.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 Cesar Chavez 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.Ticket Price: $25. Members $15. Students $5.