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Dolores Huerta visits Hartnell to Celebrate Women's History Month

March 14th, 2014

Dolores Huerta

SALINAS, Calif. - The Office of Student Life, Associated Students of Hartnell College, and the Women's History Month planning committee is honored to welcome special guest Dolores Huerta on Wednesday March 19, 2014, at 411 Central Avenue, Salinas, CA. The event is open to the public and will start at 12:00 p.m. in Building K Room 125.

This is a special program celebrating Women's History Month and Huerta will focus her talk in celebrating women of character, courage, and commitment. The celebration will feature musical and dance performances by students and guests.

Dolores Huerta is a national figure recognized by her leadership as a union organizer, a women rights advocate, and a spokesperson for non-violence organizing.

At 83, Dolores Huerta continues to work tirelessly developing leaders and advocating for the working poor, women, and children. As voluntary President of the Dolores Huerta Foundation, she travels across the country speaking to students and organizations about issues of social justice and public policy.

In addition, the month-long celebration includes a pictorial display at the Student Center celebrating accomplished Women throughout history, an interactive online exhibit from the National Women's History Museum, a short film festival, and an art exhibit featuring female artists.

Previous to the talk, Dolores Huerta will have lunch with Hartnell faculty, staff, and students at the Student Center room 140. The media is welcomed.

For more information about this event, contact the Office of Student Life at 831-755-6734 or anevarez@hartnell.edu.

Hartnell Community College District

The Hartnell CCD serves over 15,000 students annually through its main campus in Salinas, the Alisal Campus in East Salinas, the King City Education Center, and various outreach learning centers throughout the Salinas Valley. Hartnell College, a Hispanic Serving Institution, provides workforce training, basic skills courses, and prepares students for transfer to four-year colleges and universities. Hartnell College is recognized for its innovative public and private partnerships that support world class STEM education, career technical education, fine and performing arts, humanities, and athletics. We are growing leaders through opportunity, engagement, and achievement. For more about Hartnell CCD, visit www.hartnell.edu.