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.