Green Festival Speakers

Dolores Huerta



Dolores Huerta is a legendary and beloved civil and human rights leader who has lived a lifetime in service to others. From her early days as a teacher, then as Co Founder with Cesar Chavez of the National Farmworkers Association, Huerta has championed the value and dignity of individuals, minorities and communities worldwide. She has served on numerous prestigious boards including the Feminist Majority, the Smithsonian Institute, the 21st Century Party, and the 50/50 by the Year 2000 campaign encouraging Latinas to run for office. Huerta was the recipient of the Eleanor Roosevelt Human Rights Award from President Clinton and the Puffin Foundation Creative Citizenship Labor Leader Award, among numerous others, and was recognized by Ms. Magazine as one of three most important women of 1997 and by Ladies Home Journal’s 100 most important women of the 21st Century. She holds nine Honorary Doctorates from Universities throughout the United States, and currently serves as President of the Dolores Huerta Foundation. Huerta currently champions local and national issues most relevant to our times, access to health and other services, education and economic stability.