January 15, 2021
The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities will join Interfaith Youth Core in a talk with Dolores Huerta on February 10, 2021, at 12 p.m. CST. The talk is part of a webinar series hosted by IFYC, a HACU partner. IFYC is a national nonprofit that equips the next generation of citizens and professionals with the knowledge and skills needed for leadership in a religiously diverse world. HACU President and CEO Antonio R. Flores will lead this conversation.
An iconic labor and civil rights activist, Dolores Huerta has dedicated her life’s work to advocating for workers, immigrants, and marginalized communities in America. Register for the webinar that will focus on a talk with Huerta about how interfaith alliances shaped and supported her work and how her own worldview formed the foundation of her trailblazing leadership.
To register for the webinar, click here.
Dolores Huerta is a labor leader and community organizer and the president and founder of the Dolores Huerta Foundation. She has worked in civil rights and social justice for over 50 years. In 1962 she and Cesar Chavez founded the United Farm Workers union. She served as vice-president and played a critical role in many of the union’s accomplishments for four decades. The Dolores Huerta Foundation is connecting groundbreaking community-based organizing to state and national movements to register and educate voters; advocate for education reform; bring about infrastructure improvements in low-income communities; advocate for greater equality for the LGBT community; and create strong leadership development. She has received numerous awards: among them The Eleanor Roosevelt Humans Rights Award from President Clinton in 1998. In 2012 President Obama bestowed Dolores with The Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian award in the United States.
Antonio R. Flores, Ph.D., has served as president and CEO of the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) for over 20 years. Flores has been a leading voice of Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs). Advocacy efforts have garnered over $4 billion in federal funding for HSIs. HACU’s membership represents more than 500 colleges and universities that collectively serve two-thirds of the over 6 million Hispanic students in U.S. higher education across 37 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico and includes 28 leading universities in Latin America and Spain.