This film is a part of Nickelodeon Theatre's For the Record series.
Please join us for a special discussion after the screening moderated by Ivan Segura with Dr. Laura Cahue, Christina Space, and Ana Moreno.
See the film, directed by Peter Bratt, about Dolores Huerta. She is among the most important, yet least known, activists in American history. An equal partner in co-founding the first farm workers unions with Cesar Chavez, her enormous contributions have gone largely unrecognized. Dolores tirelessly led the fight for racial and labor justice alongside Chavez, becoming one of the most defiant feminists of the twentieth century—and she continues the fight to this day, at 87.
With intimate and unprecedented access to this intensely private mother to eleven, the film reveals the raw, personal stakes involved in committing one’s life to social change.
Laura Cahue has worked for nearly 25 years to organize immigrant communities on both sides of the US-Mexico border. Laura received a Ph.D. in anthropology from Michigan State University and her interests focus on understanding migration as a strategy that human populations use to cope with changes in social, economic and political systems. Laura’s family history is firmly rooted in the economic engine of immigrant labor in the United States.
Christina Spach is the National Good Food Purchasing Campaign Coordinator with the Food Chain Workers Alliance. Christina has nearly 15 years of experience organizing in marginalized communities across the US and abroad. Christina joined the Food Chain Workers Alliance to support improving wages and working conditions for all food workers and help direct public dollars towards fostering an equitable food system.
Ana Moreno is a specialist in the migrant seasonal farm worker program at the South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce.
Ivan Segura is state monitor advocate for the SC Department of Employment and Workforce where he works to ensure that the services provided to migrant seasonal farmworkers are qualitatively equivalent and quantitatively proportionate to the services provided to their peers. Ivan has several years of experience as a community activist and serves as Executive Director of Palmetto Luna Arts.
Special thanks to our series sponsor:
Susan Thorpe and John Baynes