Dolores Huerta Says Latinos Have "Long Road" To Travel

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Although Hispanics are making progress, Huerta, who received a Presidential Medal of Freedom  argued that many people in this country have learned nothing about diversity and inclusion.

However, in the midst of Hispanic Heritage Month, Huerta seems encouraged by the number of Hispanic organization at work today. She said she is proud that Cesar Chavez’s legacy persists.

“Cesar’s legacy is one of struggle and of a belief that we can change things, but that we ourselves must go out and do it. These changes don’t happen by themselves,” she said. 

A movie about the work of Cesar Chavez and Dolores Huerta will premiere later this year. Rosario Dawson will be playing Huerta in the Diego Luna directed biopic. 

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Originally from El Paso, Texas, Cristina Mari Arreola earned her degree at the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University before moving to New YorkNew York. In her downtime, you can usually find her scouring the city for the most authentic Mexican food (still looking...), scaring herself silly watching horror movies, or frantically reading a novel from her (extremely lengthy) reading list. . You can follow her on Twitter at @c_arreola

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