The César Chávez Commemorative Committee (BUSD, BFT, COB, U.C. Berkeley and community partners) hosted an evening with Dolores Huerta and Fred Ross, Jr. on Saturday, September 27th in the Berkeley High Little Theater. Approximately 300 people from throughout the community attended the forum, many who had marched with Dolores and the farm workers over the years.
Earlier in the day, 30 BUSD educators enjoyed an intimate workshop with Ms. Huerta and Fred Ross Jr. A small group of students from Berkeley High’s Chicano Latino Studies class attended as well.
See photos of both events.
Dolores Huerta, César Chávez and Fred Ross, Sr. founded the National Farmworkers Association, which later became the United Farm Workers (UFW). In 1965 Huerta directed the UFW’s national boycott during the Delano grape strike, and her entire life has been dedicated to community organizing, non-violent civil disobedience and empowering workers and families. At 82, Ms. Huerta continues to work to develop leaders and to advocate for the working poor, women and children. Fred Ross, Jr. is a BUSD parent, and has been a resource to the commemorative committee.