United Farm Workers Co-Founder Dolores Huerta to Speak at Notre Dame de Namur University
Belmont, CA, March 6, 2013 — With over 50 years of community organization and social activism under her belt, Dolores Huerta will inspire yet another community at the Sr. Dorothy Stang Center Speakers Series at Notre Dame de Namur University. Huerta, co-founder of United Farm Workers and recent recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, will present "Weaving Movements Together to Attain Social Justice" in the NDNU Theatre on Thursday, March 14 at 7:30 p.m.
Huerta co-founded the National Farm Workers Association, which would later become United Farm Workers, with César Chávez in 1962. In 2012, she was inducted into the U.S. Department of Labor Hall of Honor and President Obama awarded her the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor. Huerta is the president of the Dolores Huerta Foundation, and a former UC Regent. She has earned nine honorary doctorates from universities throughout the United States.
This Sr. Dorothy Stang Center Speaker Series event is co-sponsored by the School of Business and Management, the Department of History and Political Science and the Department of Psychology and Sociology. Admission is free. Parking will be available at Notre Dame High School in addition to university parking lots, and shuttle service will be offered from the Belmont Caltrain station. The NDNU Theatre is located at 1500 Ralston Avenue in Belmont, adjacent to Notre Dame High School.