Tonight, we honor one of the most influential labor activists of the 20th century: Dolores Huerta. Legendary civil rights leaders and co-founder of the United Farm Workers Association, Dolores Huerta has dedicated over 60 years to la lucha. Tonight we hear an EXCLUSIVE Full Circle recording of a speech Dolores delivered at the 50th anniversary gathering of the 1965 Grape Strike and Boycott in Delano, CA. You’ll also hear an EXCLUSIVE FULL CIRCLE interview with Jessica Congdon, co-writer and editor of the film, Dolores. Rebel. Activist. Feminist. Mother. All this accompanied by archival recordings of Dolores Huerta’s revolutionary speeches, spanning back decades.
Also tonight we ask that you support the work we do at KPFA- and Full Circle in particular- to uplift the voices, the work, the vision of revolutionary figures such as Dolores Huerta. As a thank-you gift for your support, we are offering the film “Dolores: Rebel. Activist. Feminist. Mother.” To show your solidarity, call 1-800-HEY-KPFA or go online KPFA.org. Everything counts.
To learn more about Jessica Congdon co-writer and editor of Dolores, checkout her website
Of course to Donate to KPFA just go to kpfa.org
To watch the Dolores Huerta speech from the She The Peoples Women’s conference in San Francisco click on this link.
Special thanks to all the food donors that contributed to the most recent First Voice Apprentice graduation of Group 42, 42’tude:
Cha-Ya; Cheese Board Pizza Collective; Flying Falafel; Mangia, Mangia; Picante Cocina; and Semi-Freddie’s Bakery
And another big shout out goes to the musical entertainment from the graduation, Renee Asteria AKA Razteria. You can find her music here on her Soundcloud.