"Dolores" Film A Message of Activism

Thursday, 4/26/2018 from 5:30 p.m. to 5/3/2018 at 1 p.m.

Several campuses

Following a film festival tour and a premiere on PBS, “Dolores,” an award-winning documentary that chronicles the life of activist and political organizer Dolores Huerta, is showing at three of Central Oregon Community College’s (COCC) campuses: in Bend on April 26 at 5:30 p.m.; in Redmond on May 2 at noon; and, in Madras on May 3 at noon. The film is free and open to the public.

COCC Bend: 5:30 p.m., Thursday, April 26, Boyle Education Center 155, with discussion to follow
COCC Redmond: noon, Wednesday, May 2, Technology Education Center, Room 209
COCC Madras: noon, Thursday, May 3, Community Room

Huerta, now 88, co-founded the National Farm Workers Association with Cesar Chavez, though her contributions have largely gone unrecognized. She led the fight for racial and labor justice alongside Chavez, becoming one of the most vocal feminists of the 21st century. In 2012, she received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Obama. The film has won awards at the San Francisco International Film Festival, the Seattle International Film Festival and the Denver Women and Film Festival.

The Bend event will feature a post-film discussion with Reyna Lopez, executive director of Pineros y Campesinos Unidos del Noroeste (Northwest Tree-Planters and Farmworkers United), Oregon’s farmworkers union and the largest Latino organization in the state. Lopez, whose parents immigrated to Oregon from Mexico to work on farms in the late 1980s, grew up in Salem and graduated from Willamette University with a bachelor’s degree in political science. She is an advocate for the Latino community in Oregon and has received the Immigrant Award from the American Association of Immigration Lawyers of Oregon and the Young Alumni of the Year Award from Willamette University for her commitment to social justice causes.

In advance of college events, persons needing accommodation or transportation because of a physical or mobility disability, contact Joe Viola: 541-383-7775. For accommodation due to other disability, such as hearing impairment, contact the Office of Disability Services: 541-383-7743.

Information: Evelia Sandoval, Latino student program coordinator, at 541-318-3726 or esandoval@cocc.edu.

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