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County Commission Recognizes March 29 as Dolores Huerta Day

03/26/2019

At its March 26 administrative meeting, the Bernalillo County Board of Commissioners honored and recognized March 29, 2019 as Dolores Huerta Day. It encouraged all Bernalillo County residents to serve the community in her name and participate in the day of service honoring this great New Mexican.

Dolores Huerta, a proud New Mexican, was born on April 10, 1930 in Dawson, New Mexico and along with Cesar Chavez co-founded the National Farmworkers Association which later became the United Farm Workers.

She dedicated herself to the lives and struggles of farm workers and helped organize the Delano grape strike in 1965 and was the lead negotiator in the workers’ contract that was the result of that strike.

Ms. Huerta is the originator of the farmworker strike moniker, “Si se puede” and is a role model in the Latino community.

The 10th annual Dolores Huerta Day of Service and Learning will take place Friday, March 29, 2019, at Bernalillo County's Sanchez Farm Open Space from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. to celebrate the life and accomplishments of this inspirational woman.

Her dedication to a cause, courage and support of Cesar Chavez and the farm workers’ fight for equality and workers’ rights, and her guidance to thousands of students throughout the years and her education about the farm worker’s movement, culture, conservation, and creativity continue to this day.

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