The Annual Conference on Gender Justice and Feminism is an all-day experience designed to explore women’s and gender issues and gender oppression through an intersectional lens. This conference provides an opportunity to bring awareness, celebrate, and connect with others while creating community and empowering oneself and others to promote gender equity at UNC and beyond. This year’s speaker is Dolores Huerta, Founder & President of the Dolores Huerta Foundation.
Dolores Huerta is a civil rights activist and community organizer. She has worked for labor rights and social justice for over 50 years. In 1962, she and Cesar Chavez founded the United Farm Workers union. She served as Vice President and played a critical role in many of the union’s accomplishments for four decades. In 2002, she received the Puffin/Nation $100,000 prize for Creative Citizenship which she used to establish the Dolores Huerta Foundation (DHF). DHF is connecting groundbreaking community-based organizing to state and national movements to register and educate voters; advocate for education reform; bring about infrastructure improvements in low-income communities; advocate for greater equality for the LGBT community; and create strong leadership development. She has received numerous awards: among them The Eleanor Roosevelt Humans Rights Award from President Clinton in 1998. In 2012 President Obama bestowed Dolores with The Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian honor in the United States.
November 8, 2019
University of Northern Colorado
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