Dolores Huerta, the nationâ€™s most prominent Chicana labor leader and co-founder of the United Farm Workers of America (UFW), will receive UCLAâ€™s Cesar E. Chavez Spirit Award for her boundless efforts to improve the lives of the nationâ€™s farm workers and their families.
7 p.m., Friday, April 12.
UCLA Faculty Center, 480 Charles E. Young Dr. East.
Dolores Huerta has a nearly 50-year history of community activism. She helped organize the famous Delano Grape Strike, lobbied federal and state legislators for farm workersâ€™ rights, and negotiated union contracts. She is a recipient of numerous awards and accolades, among them Ms. Magazineâ€™s â€ś100 Most Important Women of the 20th Centuryâ€? and induction into the National Womenâ€™s Hall of Fame.
The Cesar E. Chavez Spirit Award honors individuals who embody Chavezâ€™s principles, leadership and humanitarian qualities.
Letisia Marquez, Office of Media Relations, (310) 825-2585; or Diana de Cardenas, (310) 794-8315.
Parking will be available in Lot 2, 602 Charles E. Young Dr. East. For more information, please contact Letisia Marquez, (310) 825-2585.