Dolores Huerta, co-founder of the farm-workers’ union that later became the UFW, has been an activist for social and racial justice all her life. The new documentary DOLORES—directed by Peter Bratt (Benjamin’s brother) and produced by Carlos Santana—brings Huerta’s story to a wider audience. A special screening this week at USC will be followed by a Q & A with Huerta and her director.
“Dolores challenges patriarchy, white supremacy, and capitalism… and so I think she is perceived as threatening,” said Bratt. Indeed, Texas lawmakers removed her name from school curriculum for being a socialist. But Huerta is still going strong, with a current focus on educational reform.
Thursday, September 7, at 7 pm.
Ray Stark Theatre
900 West 34th Street, USC.
Above and below: Dolores Huerta in the 1970s.