Thursday, November 29, 2007

Dolores Huerta at Oxnard College

Yesterday Dolores Huerta, co-founder of the United Farm Workers union, spoke at Oxnard College. In her presentation, Dolores Huerta spoke of the early achievements of the UFW in fighting for the provision of drinking water and sanitation facilities in the fields that workers labored, eliminating the use of the backbreaking short-handle hoe, improving the overall working environment for farm workers, and securing union contracts with agricultural employers.

In carrying on the legacy of the Community Service Organization that trained Cesar Chavez, Dolores Huerta, and many others, the Dolores Huerta Foundation trains and hires community organizers to carry on the struggle for social justice. Throughout her talk, Dolores Huerta urged the audience of college and high school students, faculty, staff, and administrators to become active in their communities to struggle for positive social change near and far.

Here is the URL to the local newspaper report on the event:

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