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.
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.