The critical fights that we're immersed in today -- those for racial, gender, and labor equality -- are rooted in struggles from decades ago.
With recent events, I have to admit to feeling that perhaps we aren't making progress on these crucial issues, and in fact we might be going backwards. And that's when I know I need to find inspiration from the great community activists who have come before us.
One such organizing giant is Dolores Huerta, who worked tirelessly for justice and became one of the most defiant feminists of the twentieth century.
She's the subject of Dolores, a new documentary that tells the story of Huerta's pivotal work as an equal partner in co-founding the first farm workers' union with Cesar Chavez, and explores why her enormous contributions have gone largely unrecognized until now.
The IFC Center in New York City will be screening Dolores starting this weekend -- running through September 7 -- take a look at the schedule, and see if you can attend.
This film offers an intimate and unprecedented access to Huerta, and reveals the raw, personal stakes involved in committing one's life to fighting for social change -- which, at 87, she continues fighting to this day.
I hope you will be able to attend this screening, and become as inspired as I am by Dolores Huerta -- a rebel. Activist. Feminist. Mother.
See if you can attend a screening:
National Organizing Director
Organizing for Action