Created Equal Film & Arts Series

Dolores Film and Discussion

Dolores Huerta is among the most important, but least known, activists in American history. Huerta tirelessly led the fight for racial and labor justice alongside Cesar Chavez, co-founding the first farm workers unions, yet her enormous contributions have gone largely unrecognized. As one of the most defiant feminists of the twentieth century, the now 87-year-old Huerta remains steadfast in the fight for justice.

Join us for a screening of Peter Bratt’s 2017 documentary “Dolores,” which provides intimate and unprecedented access to Huerta and challenges history’s account of her life and contributions. The discussion will use the film as a framework to explore the personal stakes in committing one’s life to social change and examine pressing issues related to race, gender, immigration and justice.


More about the documentary:

History tells us Cesar Chavez transformed the U.S. labor movement by leading the first farm worker's union. But missing from this story is his equally influential co-founder, Dolores Huerta. Like so many powerful female advocates, Huerta and her sweeping reforms were, and still are, largely overlooked. Even as she empowered a generation of immigrants to stand up for their rights, her own relentless work ethic was constantly under attack.

Peter Bratt's provocative and energizing documentary challenges this incomplete, one-sided history and reveals the raw, personal stakes involved in committing one's life to the fight for justice. Interweaving archival footage with interviews from Huerta and her contemporaries, the film sets the record straight on one of the most effective and undervalued civil and labor rights leaders in modern U.S. history. Produced by Carlos Santana.

Lee Bebout HeadshotLee Bebout, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of English - Literature
Arizona State University
Korina Iribe Romo HeadshotKorina Iribe Romo
Field Director, 
David Garcia for Governor
Seline Szkupinski Quiroga HeadshotSeline Szkupinski Quiroga, PhD
Director, ASU CAMP Scholars,
School of Transborder Studies, Arizona State University
Sujey VegaSujey Vega, PhD
Assistant Professor, Women and Gender Studies
Arizona State University







Location: AE England

ASU Downtown Phoenix
A.E. England Building 
424 N. Central Ave.  Phoenix, AZ 85004



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Volunteer Information:

  • Each volunteer shift is a minimum of 1 hour
  • Volunteers may sign up for multiple shifts
  • CSRD will sign off on community service/volunteer paperwork or write letters on your behalf
  • If these shifts do not fit with your schedule, but you would still like to volunteer, please contact us to arrange a custom volunteer schedule

Dolores Film Image
Date: 
Friday, March 16, 2018 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm
Location: 

ASU Downtown Phoenix
A.E. England Building
424 N. Central Ave., Phoenix