course »Delores Huerta

Date: 10/24/2017, 9:00 am—12:30 pm
County: Alameda County
CEUs: 3
Location: Oakland
Sponsor: Lincoln
Phone: 510-273-4700, ext. 4331
Lincoln Training Institute is excited to announce that Dolores Huerta, a civil rights leader and icon, will be joining us at the First Congregational Church in Oakland on October 24th, from 9:00 am – 12:30 pm to share her wisdom and life experience in the social justice and labor rights movement that has changed lives across the country and inspired minds around the world.

At 83, Dolores Huerta continues to work tirelessly developing leaders and advocating for the working poor, women, and children. As founder and president of the Dolores Huerta Foundation, she travels across the country engaging in campaigns and influencing legislation that supports equality and defends civil rights. She often speaks to students and organizations about issues of social justice and public policy.

There are thousands of working poor immigrants in the agriculture rich San Joaquin Valley of California. They are unfamiliar with laws or agencies that can protect them or benefits that they are entitled to. They are often preyed upon by unscrupulous individuals who take advantage of them. They often feel hopeless and unable to remedy their situations. Dolores teaches these individuals that they have personal power that needs to be coupled with responsibility and cooperation to create the changes needed to improve their lives.