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“Dolores” free outdoor film screening about Dolores Huerta

April 10 @ 7:00 pm 8:30 pm MST

by Carolyn Classen, blogger




This FREE SCREENING will be held outdoors at Highland Bowl on the University of Arizona campus, 1224 E. Lowell St., Tucson, AZ  85719. Please bring your own seating.

Presented by Arizona Institute for Resilience (UA)

Dolores Huerta is one of the most important, yet most under-sung, activists in the fight for racial, class and gender equality in American history. She was an equal partner co-founding the first farm workers union with Cesar Chavez, but her enormous contributions have gone largely unrecognized. Even as she empowered a generation of immigrants to stand up for their rights, her own fiery dedication and relentless work ethic were constantly under attack. False accusations from foes and friends alike, of child neglect and immoral behavior from a woman who married three times and raised 11 children, pushed Dolores out of the very union she helped create. Still, she remains as steadfast in her fight as ever at the age of 93. Director Peter Bratt’s provocative and energizing documentary reveals the raw, personal stakes involved in committing one’s life to the fight for justice and sets the record straight on one of the most effective and undervalued civil and labor rights leaders in modern U.S. history. (Dir. by Peter Bratt, 2017, USA, 95 mins., Not Rated)

Dolores – The Loft Cinema

Carolyn’s note: I just got a copy of former Tucson Weekly reporter Henry Baraja’s new 2024 comic book about Dolores Huerta at the Tucson Festival of Books. For a copy write to Henry: https://www.facebook.com/henry.barajas. Henry wrote & lettered it and art is by Louie Chin, color by Gab Contreras.

Loft Cinema

UA Highland Bowl

1224 E. Lowell St.
Tucson, Arizona 85719
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