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.