Dolores Huerta. Photo by Heather Hazzan

Dolores Huerta Foundation

Dolores Huerta Exhibit at the California Museum until July 7

On March 9, the California Museum in Sacramento launched “Dolores Huerta: Revolution in the Fields/Revolución en los Campos,” an exhibition inspired by “One Life: Dolores Huerta” at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Portrait Gallery. The new bilingual exhibit, which was organized by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES), features artifacts on loan from Huerta’s personal collection and other institutions, reproductions of historic photographs, a documentary video and a smartphone audio tour application.

The California Museum’s installation will take place through July 7 illustrating Huerta’s activism over more than 60 years and the history of California’s farmworkers movement in the 1960s and 1970s.

Dolores Huerta Day

Members of the public are invited to celebrate California’s first annual Dolores Huerta Day on Wednesday, April 10, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the California Museum in Sacramento. Declared by former Gov. Edmund G. Brown Jr. in 2018, Dolores Huerta Day recognizes the legendary Latina’s lifelong work as a labor leader and civil rights activist while encouraging Californians to participate in a day of community service. Highlights include free admission to “Dolores Huerta: Revolution in the Fields/Revolución en los Campos,” hands-on activities and more. For details and event schedule, visit www.californiamuseum.org/huerta-day. Admission is free.

About “Dolores Huerta: Revolution in the Fields/Revolución en los Campos

“Dolores Huerta: Revolution in the Fields/Revolución en Los Campos” is organized by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service, in collaboration with the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery. This exhibition received federal support from the Latino Initiatives Pool, administered by the Smithsonian Latino Center. For more information, visit www.sites.si.edu.

About the California Museum

The California Museum educates visitors on California’s diverse history, arts, culture and unique influence on the world. Through interactive exhibits and engaging programs, the museum inspires visitors to make their mark on history. Learn more at www.californiamuseum.org.

DHF Seeking Youth Nominations for Civic Leadership Program

The Dolores Huerta Foundation is seeking nominations for youth prepared to learn and build their leadership skills in a society that is engaging in one of the most important civic moments of our generation. Youth have the opportunities to meet local, state and national leaders to build their professionalism and public speaking skills and participate in civic classes to develop their understanding of historical social movements that have led to the policies affecting our communities today through our democratic civic institutions.

If you wish to nominate a student in Fresno County, contact Johnny Yang at 559-492-0017 or jyang@doloreshuerta.org. In Kern County, send nominations to Gaby Fernandez at 661-333-4824 or gfernandez@doloreshuerta.org. There are no participation requirements. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or for more information. There is still time to register. Contact us so that your teen can be part of our program!

Participants in the Dolores Huerta Foundation’s Civic Leadership Program

Join the DHF Team!

Check out our Web site at http://doloreshuerta.org to follow DHF job announcements:

  • Bakersfield Community Organizer
  • Deputy Director
  • Human Resources and Administration Manager
  • Equality Organizers and Trainers (2)
  • Youth Initiative Intern

Want to support the work of the DHF?

With your support, the DHF organizes Central Valley communities to improve neighborhoods and transform lives. The DHF is equipped with a group of socially conscious, empowered staff ready to engage with community members who are passionate to create change in their community but who need the advocacy training and tools to share their ideas and empower their neighbors to join in the movement of justice in their schools, water infrastructure and other local community development issues. Please use the following link to make your donation today: Give2DHF.org.

About the Dolores Huerta Foundation

The Dolores Huerta Foundation (DHF) is a 501(c)(3) community benefit organization with a mission to inspire and organize communities to build volunteer organizations empowered to pursue social justice. The DHF organizes at the grassroots level developing natural leaders by establishing Vecinos Unidos (“Neighbors United”) chapters in California’s Central Valley region including Arvin, California City, Lamont, Lindsay, Parlier, Sanger, Weedpatch and Woodlake. We create leadership opportunities for community organizing, leadership development and civic engagement. The DHF’s Vecinos Unidos chapters work on policy advocacy in health and the environment, as well as education and youth development. Learn more about the Dolores Huerta Foundation at www.doloreshuerta.org.

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