St. Edward's University Presents Dolores Huerta
On Tuesday, Sept. 20, Mexican-American labor leader and social activist Dolores Huerta will speak at St. Edward's University. As co-founder and first vice president of the United Farm Workers Union, Huerta is the most prominent Chicana labor leader in the United States. For more than 30 years, she has dedicated her life to the struggle for justice and dignity for migrant farm workers. (Details on a press conference with Huerta are forthcoming.)
Coinciding with Hispanic Heritage Month, Huerta's presentation is part of a larger Freshman Studies curriculum. After reading The Fight in the Fields: Cesar Chavez and the Farmworkers Movement, freshmen will discuss and write about the issues raised. They will supplement their knowledge with opportunities to view the play Cesar & Ruben, directed on campus by Ed Begley Jr., and hear Huerta speak. The freshman class includes 35 students chosen for the St. Edward's University College Assistance Migrant Program, which is the longest-running CAMP in the nation.
• Who: Dolores Huerta, Mexican-American labor leader and social activist
• What: Presentation at St. Edward's University, sponsored by the Freshman
• When: Tuesday, Sept. 20, 7:30 p.m.
• Where: Mabee Ballroom, Robert & Pearle Ragsdale Center, St. Edward's
University, 3001 South Congress Avenue
For more information, contact Allie Serrell at 464-8871 or email@example.com