21
April
2016
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09:44 PM
America/Chicago

Kappa Delta Chi to Host Dolores Huerta

The Kappa Delta Chi Sorority, Inc., nonprofit Emerald Foundation welcomes acclaimed American labor leader Delores Huerta for the two-day event, La Voz de las Mujeres (The Women's Voice), April 22 and 23, at the Baker-Ripley Neighborhood Center.

This get-out-the-vote event aims to mobilize the Latino, Hispanic and Indigenous communities; empower more women to go to the polls, and encourage a general interest in civic engagement among all Houstonians.

Born in New Mexico, Huerta is an internationally renowned activist who is best known for cofounding the National Farm Workers Association (NFWA) with Cesar Chavez. The NFWA became United Farm Workers, a labor union formed to improve the working conditions and wages of American agricultural workers.

Huerta is the recipient of numerous awards. She was the inaugural recipient of United States Presidential Eleanor Roosevelt Award for Human Rights in 1998 from President Bill Clinton and received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2012 from President Barack Obama.

The event is free and open to the public. Visit Eventbrite to register and for times and location information.

Dolores Huerta Flyer (4 06 2016)