Tuesday, May 29, 2018

FREE "Dolores" Oxy College screening (June 1)

ISLA (Institute for the Study of L.A.); Crystal Quintero, Dhr. Seven (eds.), Wisdom Quarterly

Lummis Day, MAC, and ISLA present a free screening of the documentary Delores.

Dolores Huerta (doloreshuerta.org) is among the most important, though least known, activists in American history. An equal partner in co-founding one of the first farm workers' unions with Cesar Chavez, her enormous contributions have gone largely unrecognized.

Dolores is a movie about Huerta, who tirelessly led the fight for racial and labor justice alongside Chavez, becoming one of the most defiant feminists of the 20th century. She continues the fight to this day, at age 87.

With intimate and unprecedented access to this intensely private mother of 11, the film reveals the raw, personal stakes involved in committing one’s life to social change. Directed by Peter Bratt.

(DN!) Great US civil rights leader, co-founder of Nat'l Farm Workers Assn.
  • On Facebook (Foundation)
  • Friday, June 1st, 7:00 pm
  • Thorne Hall, Occidental College
  • Followed by panel Q&A with union organizer and California Senate candidate Maria Elena Durazo and Chicana historian Ana Elizabeth Rosas led by Chicano/Latino arts advocate Tomas Benitez
Co-sponsored by: KPFK.org (90.7 FM Los Angeles, 98.7 FM Santa Barbara), Highland Park Independent Film Festival (HPIFF), Institute for the Study of Los Angeles, Occidental College, Occidental College Media Arts & Culture Department.

Lummis Day 2018
The final 2018 Viva Poetry Workshop with Lori Bedikian will take place on the last day of Lummis Day, June 3rd, at El Alisal (aka The Lummis Home).

The Lummis Day/ISLA Viva Poetry Series is made possible by Ahmanson Charitable Community Trust with additional support from the Arts and Urban Experience Initiative, which is generously funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

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