On Wednesday, November 7th at 6:30 p.m. in Lecture Center 102, The Latin American & Caribbean Studies Program, along with the Latin American Student Union, El Museo Escolar Student Group, Amnesty International Student Group, and the Spanish Club, wants to cordially invite you to the public screening of Dolores (Peter Bratt, 2017). The film documents the life of one of the most important women in the history of this country. Dolores Huerta was the co-founder of the United Farm Workers of America, the first union of its kind in the country. As union leader, feminist activist, and mother of 11, Dolores, as she is known in the Latinx community, has worked tirelessly in the struggle for more just conditions for workers, women, Chicanxs, Latinxs, and immigrants. The documentary explores all the different facets of this amazing woman who also coined the chant “¡Si se puede!” [Yes we can!], a phrase that since its inception has become an important part of our community’s political expression. The event is co-sponsored by the Departments of Economics, English, Languages, Literatures & Cultures, Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and the School of Liberal Arts & Science.

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