Spotlight on Latina Achievers

Dolores Huerta - "Si Se Puede" "Yes We Can"

Ask The Latina pays tribute through Spotlight to Dolores Huerta. Although born on April 10, 1930 in Dawson, New Mexico, Dolores was raised in Stockton, California.

After completing her teaching degree this is where she saw farm worker children and their parents living in poverty. Lack of food and necessities inspired Dolores to become one of the founders of the Community Services Organization to improve social and economic conditions for farm workers and to fight discrimination.

Dolores Huerta was a skilled organizer and a tough negotiator. With Cesar Chavez's dynamic leadership and speaker, they teamed up to create the Agricultural Workers Association (AWA) in 1962. Later known as the United Farm Workers. Dolores left but continues to be a human rights advocate to improve the lives of workers, immigrants and women.

Dolores over the age 80 has received many honors for her activism and was the first Latina to be inducted to the National Women's Hall of Fame in 1993.

Today she runs the Dolores Huerta Foundation.
Ask The Latina pays tribute through Spotlight to Dolores Huerta. Although born on April 10, 1930 in Dawson, New Mexico, Dolores was raised in Stockton, California. After completing her teaching degree this is where she saw farm worker children and their parents living in poverty. Lack of food and necessities inspired Dolores to become one of the founders of the Community Services Organization to improve social and economic conditions for farm workers and to fight discrimination.