‘Dolores,’ labor leader & civil rights activist, documentary shown today


Herald Staff

Dolores Huerta, an equal in founding the first farm workers union with César Chávez, is the subject of a new documentary which bears her name.

“Dolores,” directed by Peter Bratt and produced by Bratt and Brian Benson is about “one of the most important, yet least known activists of our time,” according to a press release from Independent Lens, a weekly television series airing on PBS. 

“Dolores” chronicles Huerta’s life from her childhood, her early years with the United Farm Workers, her role in the feminist movement of the 1970s and her continued work as an activist. She’s now 87. 

A free showing of the documentary will be held this evening at Jody Richards Hall auditorium at 4:30 p.m. and will be followed by a community discussion. 

The documentary is presented by Indie Lens Pop-Up, Kentuckians For The Commonwealth, ACLU of Kentucky, HOPE, BG Women’s Intercultural Café, WKU Holas, WKU Center for Citizenship and Social Justice and the WKU Student Coalition for Renters’ Rights.