Dolores Huerta and Rosie Perez
The 10 Most Inspiring Latina Activists
By Yara Simon | 04/16/2014 - 13:09

These women have all taken action in different ways, but they have one thing in common: They believe in what they’re fighting for. Here are the 10 most inspiring Latina activists:


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Dolores Huerta and Rosario Dawson attend the 'Cesar Chavez' premiere after party in Austin, TX
Rosario Dawson Wants Feature Film About Dolores Huerta
By Priscilla Rodriguez | 03/31/2014 - 11:45

Rosario Dawson stars as Dolores Huerta in Diego Luna's Cesar Chavez film, but the 34-year-old actress says Huerta deserves her own mov


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Rosario Dawson at the Cesar Chavez premiere
EXCLUSIVE: Rosario Dawson Dishes On Her Role as Dolores Huerta in 'Cesar Chavez'
By Celia San Miguel | 03/27/2014 - 14:48

Blending archival footage and riveting performances, Cesar Chavez focuses on Chavez's rise to prominence in the 1960s, when he cofounded the United Farm Workers union with Dolor


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Dolores Huerta at Cuban 5 Press Conference
Dolores Huerta Says Latinos Have "Long Road" To Travel
By Cristina Arreola | 09/26/2013 - 11:34

Dolores Huerta, who has dedicated more than 40 years of her life to defending the human rights of Hispanic workers , still believes that Latinos in the United States have a “long road” to travel to reach equality in government, politics, and everyday life. 


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The Week in Culture: Kissing, Dolores Huerta, and Sexy Posters
By Samantha Leal | 06/02/2012 - 17:00

Here's what happened this week, in case you missed it:

- The Latin American disease, Chagas, has been getting a lot of press lately as researchers dub it the new AIDS of the Americas. It transmits through blood-sucking bugs. Can you say gross? [Latina.com]

- What does a kiss really mean in Latino culture? [Being Latino]


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Richard Chavez
United Farm Workers Founder Richard Chavez Dead at 81
By Adriana Rivera | 07/28/2011 - 14:45

Richard Chavez, one of the founders of the United Farm Workers (UFW), died Wednesday at the age of 81 due to complications from surgery at Bakersfield Hospital.

Chavez was born in November 1929 at his family’s farm near Yuma, Ariz. And became a migrant farm worker during the Great Depression. In the early 1960s, he left farm work to help his brother Cesar Chavez organize a union for farm workers.


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Dolores Huerta Unites Musicians to Show Amor for Immigrants
Dolores Huerta Unites Musicians to Show Amor for Immigrants
By Johanna Ferreira | 12/15/2010 - 13:35

Carlos Santana, Los Lonely Boys and Willie Nelson all came together to support legendary social activist, Dolores Huerta and the Hermes Foundation by recording the album, Proyecto de Amor.


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Dolores Huerta and DREAM Act Protesters Launch Outreach Campaign
Dolores Huerta and DREAM Act Protesters Launch Outreach Campaign
By Mariela Rosario | 12/14/2010 - 14:30

Legendary activist Dolores Huerta has been on a hunger strike in front of Sen. John McCain's office in Arizona for seven days in support of the DREAM act—hoping to gain attention and support for the bill, which was pushed indefinitely from a senate vote last week.


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Interview with an Icon: Dolores Huerta on Cesar Chavez
By Angie Romero | 09/02/2010 - 12:00

As the President of The Dolores Huerta Foundation and Co-founder of United Farm Workers of America along with Cesar Chavez, Dolores Huerta is a living legend. She is treasured by the Latino community, but she is also internationally recognized for her role in promoting social justice. We chatted with her about her partnership with another icon of social justice: Cesar Chavez:

You’re a hero to so many people. Who are some of your personal heroes?


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