Peter Bratt/2017/95 min/Social Justice-Economic Justice

FILM DESCRIPTION: Dolores Huerta is among the most important, yet least known, activists in American history. An equal partner in co-founding the first farm workers unions with Cesar Chavez, her enormous contributions have gone largely unrecognized. Dolores tirelessly led the fight for racial and labor justice alongside Chavez, becoming one of the most defiant feminists of the twentieth century—and she continues the fight to this day, at age 87. With intimate and unprecedented access to this intensely private mother to eleven, the film reveals the raw, personal stakes involved in committing one’s life to social change. One of three One Earth Film Festival films highlighting strong female leaders, this Sundance selection has won best documentary at the Seattle International Film Festival and the Denver Women & Film Festival.

Teens and young adults encouraged to attend.


Monday, March 5, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.  [Downtown]
Google, 320 N. Morgan St., Chicago
Admission free, $12 donation greatly appreciated
Reception at 5:30 p.m. Film at 6:30 p.m.


OEFF After Hours Event! Enjoy an evening out with friends for a pre-celebration of International Women’s Day at Google Chicago, in partnership with Women@Google, Chicago Women in Green, North Shore Green Women and Hispanic Googler Network. Partake in wine, cheese, beer and soft drinks at a reception beginning at 5:30 pm. Film begins at 6:30 p.m. Later, participate in a dynamic post-film discussion with Jose Oliva of the Food Chain Workers Alliance, Melanie Moore of Environmentalists of Color Advisory Council, Just Transition Community Organizer/Organizadora Comunitaria de Transicion Justa Viviana Moreno of Little Village Environmental Justice Organization and others. Facilitator: Gabriela Rodil, CEO & Parachuter Par Excellence.

Saturday, March 10, 2 to 4:30 p.m. [Lake County]
Waukegan Public Library, 128 N. County St., Ray Bradbury Room
(lower level), Waukegan

Si, Se Puede! Yes, we can! We’ll delve into the ways Dolores Huerta’s story is intensely relevant to our times and how she might empower us for today’s challenges. Stay after the discussion and connect with community groups who can link you to local, meaningful actions. Facilitator: Gabriela Rodil, CEO & Parachuter Par Excellence.

Doors open 30 minutes before start time. Arrive early to avoid lines and get best seats. ADA compliant accessible venue.

Saturday, March 10, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. [South]
Trinity United Church of Christ, 400 W. 95th St., Chicago

After the film, please stay for a discussion with Veronica Kyle of Faith in Place about this amazing, strong woman who continues to blaze a trail. Leave with ideas for actions to take related to environmental and social justice. Facilitator: Darcy Carter, Chair of Trinity UCC Green Team and Community Engagement.

Doors open 30 minutes before start time. Arrive early to avoid lines and get best seats. ADA compliant accessible venue.