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¡Sí, Se Puede! - Dolores Huerta

ID Number: 13289
Maker: Maria Hollenbach; TABS: Aids for ending Sexism in Schools; The Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs, Wayne State University; Organization for Equal Education of the Sexes, Inc.
Technique: offset
Date Made: 1987
Place Made: North America: United States; New York, Brooklyn
Measurements: 28 cm x 43 cm; 11 in x 16 15/16 in
Main Subject: Labor; Women; United Farm Workers
Materials: paper (fiber product); wrapped, corners
Digitized: Y

Full Text:
¡Sí, Se Puede! Dolores Huerta Labor Leader/ Organizer Dolores Huerta, a founder of the United Farm Workers of America and its Vice-President since 1973, organizes boycotts, negotiates contracts, educates the public, and lobbies for legislation to secure and protect the rights of farm laborers. "Sí, Se Puede-We can do it" is the slogan of the farmworkers' struggle. TABS Copyright ©1987 Organization for Equal Education of the Sexes, Inc. Poster catalog available from TABS, 438 Fourth St., #1D, Brooklyn, NY 11215

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Copyright Status:
Under copyright; used by CSPG for educational and research purposes only. Distribution or reproduction beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners.

Exhibition Annotation:
"To be non-violent, you have to decide ahead of time. If most of us had not decided to be non-violent, we certainly would have lost the whole strike." Dolores Huerta, 1966 Dolores Huerta is co-founder and first vice-president of the UFW. She is a social activist, labor leader, and mother of 11 children. Huerta was born on April 10, 1930 in Dawson, New Mexico to second-generation Mexican-American parents. Her activism began in the 1950s in Stockton, California when she joined the Community Service Organization (CSO), a self-help association. It was here that she met César Chávez, who was a CSO official at the time. Both eventually left CSO because they felt it was unresponsive to farm workers' problems. Huerta and Chávez organized and founded the Farm Workers Association, precursor of the UFW, in 1962 in Delano, California. As second in command, Huerta fought both gender and ethnic stereotyping. She directed the table grape boycott in New York City, and coordinated the East Coast boycott in 1968 and 1969. In the late 1970's Huerta took the directorship of the UFW's Citizenship Participation Day Department, the political arm of the union. Huerta has fought tirelessly, participating in innumerable marches, rallies, and protests. In 1988 she was severely injured by police at a peaceful demonstration in San Francisco against the policies of then presidential candidate George Bush. Dolores Huerta has made giant strides in breaking the traditional mold for women, and for Chicanas in particular. She continues to be a prominent figure in the Mexican-American community.

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