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DOLORES:

MATRON SAINT OF FARM WORKERS

AND WOMEN ACTIVISTS

Artist: Margi Luttrell

 

Dolores Huerta

Born: April 10, 1930

Occupation: Labor leader, activist

 

A 1950’s American working-class wife and mother of eleven children helped to establish a farm workers

union, that later developed into platform for feminism and gender equality.

 

At 88, Dolores still has a yes we can attitude!

Si se puede!

 

Delores is a peaceful woman with a megaphone, always in action:

leading/ protesting/ negotiating/ working/ marching/ advocating/ educating/ caring

 

My depiction of her also includes grapes, a symbol of the 1965 Delano Grape strike and boycott protesting workers poor pay and working conditions.

 

- Margi Luttrell