Shows featuring Dolores Huerta

  • Legendary Activist Dolores Huerta Celebrates 80th Birthday with Call for "Weaving Movements Together" Dolores-huerta
    The legendary activist Dolores Huerta, co-founder of the United Farm Workers of America with César Chávez, is celebrating her eightieth birthday this year. A veteran of the labor, civil rights, immigrant rights, and feminist movements in this country, she was instrumental in passing the Seasonal Agricultural Workers Bill, which...
    August 11, 2010 | Story
  • Narrowing the Obama-Clinton Divide: A Roundtable Discussion Dncunityweb
    As Hillary Clinton delivers a prime-time address on the eve of Barack Obama’s presidential nomination, we host a roundtable discussion with Dolores Huerta, co-founder of the United Farm Workers of America, who had been an active supporter of Clinton’s campaign and now supports Obama; Sacha Millstone, a Democratic delegate from Colorado, who remains a vocal supporter of Clinton; and...
    August 27, 2008 | Story
  • Democracy Now! Special: Robert F. Kennedy’s Life and Legacy 40 Years After His Assassination Rfktriple
    Forty years ago today, on June 5, 1968, Robert F. Kennedy had just won the California Democratic primary, a major boost in his campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination. Just after midnight, Kennedy addressed supporters at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles, in what would be the last moments of his life.

    Today, we spend the hour playing excerpts of rare Robert F. Kennedy speeches and...

    June 05, 2008 | Story
  • Cesar Chavez Day: United Farm Workers Co-Founder Dolores Huerta Reflects on the Life and Legacy of the Legendary Labor Activist Cesarchavezweb
    Cesar Estrada Chavez, legendary labor activist, civil rights leader and founder of the first successful farm workers union, would have been eighty-one years old today. Events are planned across the country to honor his life and legacy. Thousands marched in his memory over the weekend, and nine states recognize March 31st as an official holiday. We speak with Dolores Huerta. [includes rush transcript]
    March 31, 2008 | Story
  • Democratic Presidential Nomination Could Hinge on Divided Latino Vote Latinovoteweb
    With Super Tuesday just four days away, Senators Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama are actively courting support from Latino voters across the country. We speak to Dolores Huerta, a longtime labor activist and co-founder of the United Farm Workers of America, who is supporting Clinton; Federico Pena, a former Clinton cabinet member and Denver mayor, now co-chairing Obama’s campaign; and California...
    February 01, 2008 | Story