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Dolores Huerta

1930 CE –

Champion for workers', immigrants', and women's rights; labor leader and civil rights activist; co-founder of an organization that became the United Farm Workers (UFW); Huerta was the first Latina inducted into the Women's Hall of Fame and received both the Eleanor Roosevelt Award for Human Rights and the Presidential Medal of Freedom. In 1988 her severe beating (necessitating spleen removal in emergency surgery) by police during a peaceful protest was caught on videotape and resulted in change SFPD crowd control policies and a huge settlement that she used to benefit farm workers.A frequent subject for murals, ballads, and the names of schools; she was on stage with Robert Kennedy just before his assassination, in 2008 formally placed Hillary Clinton's name into nomination, and was honorary co-chair of the 2017 Women's March on Washington. Though almost 90, she continues to work through her foundation on health, environment, education, and economic development. (picture at age 86)


Quotes by Dolores Huerta (10 quotes)

“Sí, se puede (Spanish for ‘Yes, it is possible’ or, roughly, ‘Yes, one can’)”

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“Giving kids clothes and food is one thing, but it's much more important to teach them that other people besides themselves are important and that the best thing they can do with their lives is to use them in the service of other people.”

Themes: Education

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“People ask 'Who is a leader?' A leader is a person that does the work. It's very simple.”

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“Honor the hands that harvest your crops.”

Themes: Gardening

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“A women's place in history has never been given the attention that it needs to be given, and that's why we have a lot of the misogyny in our society today.”

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“We can't let people drive wedges between us... because there's only one human race.”

Themes: Oneness Pluralism

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“Every single day we sit down to eat, breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and at our table we have food that was planted, picked, or harvested by a farm worker. Why is it that the people who do the most sacred work in our nation are the most oppressed, the most exploited?”

Themes: Agriculture

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“We must use our lives to make the world a better place to live, not just to acquire things. That is what we are put on the earth for.”

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“Every moment is an organizing opportunity, every person a potential activist, every minute a chance to change the world.”

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“That's the history of the world. His story is told, hers isn't.”

Themes: History

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