One Earth Film Festival – “Dolores”

When:
April 22, 2021 @ 6:30 PM – 9:15 PM
2021-04-22T18:30:00-05:00
2021-04-22T21:15:00-05:00

Join us for a moving, unforgettable Earth Day celebration. We are so very thrilled to be hosting none other than living legend Dolores Huerta—farm workers organizer, civil rights activist, feminist—for post-film Q&A after the reprise screening of “Dolores” on Earth Day, Thursday, April 22, 6:30 p.m. CDT. We’ll also talk with two Chicago-based environmental justice advocates, Kim Wasserman, Executive Director, Little Village Environmental Justice Organization, and Cheryl Johnson, Executive Director, People for Community Recovery. Vince Gomez, Horticultural Therapy Services Manager, Chicago Botanic Garden, will lead our discussion.

Dolores Huerta is among the most important, yet least known, activists in American history. An equal partner in co-founding the first farm workers unions with Cesar Chavez, her enormous contributions have gone largely unrecognized. Dolores tirelessly led the fight for racial and labor justice alongside Chavez, becoming one of the most courageous feminists of the 20th century—and she continues the fight to this day, at age 90.

This film was one of the most popular of One Earth’s 2018 season, and its themes and lessons are more relevant today than ever: immigrant rights, environmental justice, sustainable agriculture and the grit and determination of female leaders in the environmental movement.

Appropriate for general audiences, including teens and young adults.

Tickets available to North American viewers only.

This film will have Closed Captioning (CC).

Esta película está disponible con subtítulos en español. Recibirá instrucciones en el correo de confirmación de Eventbrite antes del evento.

After the screening, stay connected to discuss the film with:

Discussion Facilitator: Vince Gomez, Horticultural Therapy Services Manager, Chicago Botanic Garden

Film Subject:

  • Dolores Huerta (film subject, “Dolores”), American Labor Leader and Civil Rights Activist; Co-Founder, United Farm Workers

Additional Panelists:

  • Kim Wasserman, Executive Director, Little Village Environmental Justice Organization

  • Cheryl Johnson, Executive Director, People for Community Recovery

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