Due to rapidly evolving coronavirus concerns, the program with Dolores Huerta scheduled for March 19 at the Museum is postponed. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Ms. Huerta has agreed to appear at the Museum at a future date, yet to be determined (ideally this spring or early summer). Those individuals wishing to hold on to their tickets are encouraged to do so. Anyone wishing to receive a refund may request one by emailing Scott Gordon at email@example.com.
The Museum of Ventura County is honored to host Dolores Huerta on Thursday, March 19, 2020 @ 6:30 PM for a sold out talk about her years working with the UFW, her work building community and organizing for change, and so much more. Guests will have the opportunity to tour the Huelga! Photographs from the Frontlines by Jorge Corralejo exhibit both before and after the talk. This event is sold out and tickets are no longer available.
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.