Dolores Huerta, a prominent Chicana labor leader who has received numerous awards for her advocacy and community service, will share her experiences with Del Mar College on Oct. 23. Huerta, the co-founder of United Farm Workers, has advocated for the rights of workers, immigrants and women, earning her the Eugene V. Debs Foundation Outstanding American Award.
Huerta is also a two-time United States Presidential Award recipient. In addition, Huerta received the Eleanor D. Roosevelt Human Rights Award from President Bill Clinton in 1998. Huerta received the Medal of Freedom Award from President Barack Obama in 2012. The Medal of Freedom award is the highest civilian award in the United States.
Huerta will speak at 6 p.m. Oct. 23 at Del Mar College’s Richardson Performance Hall as part of the college’s observance of Hispanic Heritage Month.