Dolores

Indie Lens Pop-Up
The latest installment of the Indie Lens Pop-Up film series spotlights Dolores Huerta, co-founder of the first farmworkers union with Cesar Chavez and one of the most defiant feminists of the 20th century. The Library and KCPT–Kansas City PBS screen the documentary Dolores, followed by a discussion.
Saturday, March 10, 2018
Program: 
2:00 pm
Dolores Huerta might be one of the most important – and yet least known – activists in American history. Co-founder of the first farmworkers union with Cesar Chavez, she was a tireless leader in the fight for racial and labor justice and emerged as one of the most defiant feminists of the 20th century.

The 2017 documentary Dolores traces her fascinating life, from the fearless young woman confronting teamsters on violent picket lines to the activist grandmother nearly beaten to death by a San Francisco police squad. It also takes an unflinching look at the barriers faced by women and people of color within the very communities they're fighting for.

The Library and KCPT- Kansas City PBS screen the film, with Spanish subtitles, as part of the Indie Lens Pop-Up community cinema initiative. A subsequent discussion spotlights Huerta and the issues she endured and confronted.

Co-presented by KCPT- Kansas City PBS and co-sponsored by Stand Up KC, the Fannie Lou Hamer Women’s Committee, the University of Missouri-Kansas City, the Cross Border Network for Justice and Solidarity, the League of United Latin American Citizens, and El Centro.