Experiencing new ideas through film.
History and creativity come alive for visiting students.
Grade Range: 9th-12th grade
Duration: 99 minutes
ABOUT THE MOVIE
Dolores Huerta is among the most important, yet least known, activists in American history. She tirelessly led the fight for racial and labor justice alongside Cesar Chavez, and she continues the fight to this day, at age 87. An equal partner in co-founding the first farm workers unions in California, her enormous contributions have gone largely unrecognized. The film reveals the personal stakes involved in committing one’s life to social change. Themes of Feminism, Labor rights, Civil Rights, and Latino Studies intersect in this powerful film about one of our country’s most outspoken and inspirational leaders.