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The International Museum of Women presents: An Evening with Dolores Huerta in Conversation with Maria Echaveste

Event Date: 
July 22, 2009 - 06:00 - 07:15

From the current state of the California and global economy to the Sotomayor confirmation hearings, hear two of the country's most influential Latinas as they discuss issues that matter. Please join us for the International Museum of Women's Extraordinary Voices, Extraordinary Change Speaker Series with Dolores Huerta in conversation with Maria Echaveste.

Dolores Huerta, President and Founder of the Dolores Huerta Foundation, is one of the country's most important and influential Latinas and advocates for workers' rights. She works tirelessly developing leaders and advocating for the working poor, women and children. Ms. Huerta co-founded the United Farm Workers (UFW) with César Chávez in 1962 and has been instrumental in passing historic legislation, including Aid for Dependent Families (AFDC), disability insurance for farm workers, and legalization for one million farm workers under the Immigration Reform Act of l984-85. As the main negotiator for the UFW, she obtained many "firsts" that had been denied to farm workers including basic sanitation, clean drinking water in the fields, and medical coverage. She is an esteemed Global Council member of the International Museum of Women. Meet the woman who was the inspiration behind President Obama's famous "Yes We Can" slogan!

Dolores Huerta will appear in conversation with Berkeley School of Law Lecturer and Senior Fellow Maria Echaveste. A former U.S. presidential advisor to Bill Clinton and White House Deputy Chief of Staff under the second Clinton administration, Echaveste is one of the highest-ranking Latinas to have served in a presidential administration. She is currently a Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress and a co-founder of the Nueva Vista Group, a policy, legislative strategy and advocacy group working with non-profit and corporate clients.

At 5:00 P.M., we are hosting a members-only reception with Dolores Huerta, Maria Echaveste and the I.M.O.W. Board Directors. Tequila and beer are kindly provided by the Consulate General of Mexico. Wine and cheese will also be served. Please join us!

You may become a member of IMOW by joining on our website: or by calling 415.543.4669 x27.

Omni San Francisco Hotel
500 California St.
San Francisco, CA 94104
United States



LauraB's picture

Great event

This sounds like a very interesting event...if I notice members from San Francisco I will pass the event info. along.

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