Mills College Presents a Special, Sold Out Screening of DOLORES

Oakland, CA—January 17, 2018

Mills College is proud to announce a special, sold out screening of DOLORES, a film documenting the life of labor activist Dolores Huerta, on Friday, February 2, 2018 from 6:00pm-8:30pm in the Jeannik Méquet Littlefield Concert Hall. 

Introduced by Congresswoman Barbara Lee, Huerta will be present at the event and will participate in a discussion and Q&A following the film.

One of the most important, yet least known activists in American history, Dolores Huerta was an equal partner in co-founding the first farm workers unions with Cesar Chavez, but her enormous contributions have gone largely unrecognized. Dolores tirelessly led the fight for racial and labor justice alongside Chavez, becoming one of the most defiant feminists of the twentieth century—and she continues the fight to this day, at 87. Directed by Peter Bratt, the film provides intimate and unprecedented access to the intensely private mother of eleven, revealing the raw, personal stakes involved in committing one’s life to social change.

“The exuberantly inspiring “Dolores” makes you want to march and dance,” said David Talbot, of the San Francisco Chronicle.

According to the Washington Post, “In some ways, her documentary is a blueprint for getting things done, which might come in handy for those in the #resistance.”

The New York Times notes that even at 87, “Ms. Huerta has made activism an art form.”

If you are interested in writing about DOLORES or conducting an interview with Dolores Huerta, please contact Jeanne Herrera, Senior Director of Communications, Mills College O:510.430.2320 C: 510-207-5929 E: jherrera@mills.edu.

Screening Details:

Date: Friday, February 2, 2018

Time:  6:00–8:30 pm

Speakers:
Congresswoman Barbara Lee
Dolores Huerta

Location:
Music Building, Jeannik Méquet Littlefield Concert Hall
Mills College
5000 MacArthur Blvd.
Oakland, CA

Parking: Richards Lot at the front entrance to the campus

About Mills College
Located in Oakland, California, in the heart of the San Francisco Bay Area, Mills College is a nationally renowned independent liberal arts college for women with graduate programs for women and men. Ranked one of the top-tier regional universities in the West by U.S. News & World Report, Mills is also recognized as one of The Best 382 Colleges in the nation by The Princeton Review. Since 1852, we’ve been empowering students to become creative, independent thinkers who take and inspire action. For more information, visit www.mills.edu.