Dolores Huerta

Founder & President of the Dolores Huerta Foundation

Dolores Huerta is a civil rights activist and community organizer. She has worked for labor rights and social justice for over 50 years. In 1962, she and Cesar Chavez founded the United Farm Workers union. She served as Vice President and played a critical role in many of the union’s accomplishments for four decades. In 2002, she received the Puffin/Nation $100,000 prize for Creative Citizenship which she used to establish the Dolores Huerta Foundation (DHF). DHF is connecting groundbreaking community-based organizing to state and national movements to register and educate voters; advocate for education reform; bring about infrastructure improvements in low-income communities; advocate for greater equality for the LGBT community; and create strong leadership development. She has received numerous awards: among them The Eleanor Roosevelt Humans Rights Award from President Clinton in 1998. In 2012 President Obama bestowed Dolores with The Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian honor in the United States.

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Brain Health Conversation
Wednesday Oct. 21
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Brain Health Advocacy During the Pandemic

Join policy and advocacy experts for a crash course in advocating for brain health during the COVID-19 pandemic. From an overview of key issues such as paid family leave and early detection to tips on educating policymakers in a virtual world, this session will equip you to advance your brain health agenda during this challenging time.

With a special message from Civil Rights Leader Dolores Huerta.

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