Jan. 29: Free screening of "Dolores" followed by Q&A with Dolores Huerta

The Soroptimist International of Friday Harbor, in collaboration with the Friday Harbor Film Festival, San Juan Island School District, and the San Juan Community Theatre present the screening of “Dolores”, the autobiographical documentary of Dolores Huerta, on January 29, 2018 at 7 pm at the San Juan Community Theatre. The film is directed by Peter Bratt and produced by Carlos Santana. This is a FREE community event, with limited seating available on a first come first served basis.

The film will be followed by a Q&A session with Ms. Huerta. In addition to the FREE community screening, there will be a private screening for Friday Harbor and Griffin Bay high school students at 1:00 pm on January 29, 2018.

Ms. Huerta was an equal partner in co-founding the first farm workers union with Cesar Chavez, and a life-long advocate for the rights of others. Dolores Huerta is among one of the most important, yet least known, activists in American history. Dolores tirelessly led the fight for racial and labor justice alongside Chavez.

Her contributions have gone largely unrecognized, until recently. In 2012 President Obama bestowed Dolores with her most prestigious award, The Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian award in the United States. Upon receiving this award Dolores said, “The freedom of association means that people can come together in organization to fight for solutions to the problems they confront in their communities.” At the age of 87, she continues to advocate for social justice and human rights to this day. The Dolores Huerta Foundation is a grass-roots community organization dedicated to creating networks of healthy, organized communities pursuing social justice. The DHF creates leadership opportunities for community organizing, leadership development, civic engagement, and policy advocacy. For more information about the DHF, go to http://doloreshuerta.org/

Mayor Farhad Ghatan and the Town of Friday Harbor will issue a proclamation designating January 29, 2018 as “Dolores Huerta Day”, to coincide with Ms. Huerta’s visit to Friday Harbor. The organizing committee also gives special thanks to sponsors Kenmore Air and San Juan Inn Island Collection for underwriting a portion of the travel expenses for Ms. Huerta. Review the trailer of Dolores the Movie https://www.doloresthemovie.com

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