Dolores sends those messages and more. Her relentless, unflappable belief that a marginalized and oppressed population could ignite the national consciousness and create real change inspired thousands of people to get involved and make it happen. As we turn our eyes to our own national stage in this moment, the impossible odds the farm workers overcame is proof that change is possible. The challenges we face now, from climate change to racial inequality, are not new. But, every single one of us has the power to change them. As Dolores says, “The power is in your body.”
It was a deep honor and a true inspiration to work with ITVS, PBS Learning Media and the Dolores Huerta Foundation to create a Discussion Guide and classroom lessons (available soon) in English and Spanish to accompany this incredible film.
Don’t miss the broadcast Tuesday, March 27th on ITVS at 9pm, and the film will stream on ITVS for a few weeks after.