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Dolores Huerta co-founded the first farm workers union alongside Cesar Chavez. But she's not as well-known, and director Peter Bratt believes it’s because she was a strong defiant woman. (Rebroadcast)

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Few people know the name Dolores Huerta, but she’s among the most important activists in American history. Huerta was an equal partner with Cesar Chavez in co-founding the first farm workers unions. Together they fought for racial and labor justice, a struggle she continues to this day, at age 88. Director Peter Bratt joins us to discuss his documentary film about Huerta’s lifelong battle for civil rights. It’s also about the personal sacrifices and unconventional choices of a complicated woman. (Rebroadcast)

On Tuesday, September 25, 2018, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m., Dolores Huerta will deliver the Keynote Address for Weber State University's Hispanic Heritage Month. That's at the Shepherd Union Ballrooms on the Weber State campus, and you can find more information at weber.edu

On Saturday, June 16, 2018, at 8 p.m., Sundance Institute will screen Dolores as part of its 2018 Summer Film Series. That's at the Park City Library. For more information, visit sundance.org

Peter Bratt directed, wrote, and produced the documentary film Dolores

Doug Fabrizio has been reporting for KUER News since 1987, and became News Director in 1993. In 2001, he became host and executive producer of KUER's RadioWest, a one hour conversation/call-in show on KUER 90.1 in Salt Lake City. He has gained a reputation for his thoughtful style. He has interviewed everyone from Isabel Allende to the Dalai Lama, and from Madeleine Albright to Desmond Tutu. His interview skills landed him a spot as a guest host of the national NPR program, "Talk of the Nation." He has won numerous awards for his reporting and for his work with RadioWest and KUED's Utah NOW from such organizations as the Society of Professional Journalists, the Utah Broadcasters Association, the Public Radio News Directors Association and the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.
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