Media Advisory: Civil Rights Activist & Presidential Medal of Freedom Recipient Dolores Huerta to speak at Wake Forest

Dolores Huerta, civil rights activist, will speak on Thursday, Oct. 29 at 6 p.m. in Annenberg Forum of Carswell Hall.

An early labor leader and member of the United Farm Workers, Huerta has devoted much of her life to working to find a solution for economic injustice. She has won various awards for her commitment to community improvement, including the Presidential Medal of Freedom, given to her by President Obama in 2012. At 83, Dolores Huerta continues to serve by advocating for the working poor, women and children.

Huerta’s visit is part of the Journeys to Success Speaker Series, hosted by the Office of Multicultural Affairs. Held once a semester, the events showcase inspirational individuals of color who have achieved great success in their fields.

The event is free and open to the public.

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