How can people work together to raise their voices and demand the rights they have been denied? How do social movements create lasting change? Join us for a conversation with Dolores Huerta, a civil rights icon and co-founder of the National Farm Workers Association (NFWA), where we'll discuss her life's work, current activism, and our new lessons on the United Farmers Workers. From a young person angered by racial and economic injustice to a central organizer of a nationwide boycott, which at its height included 17 million participants and resulted in the nation's first unions for farmworkers, her story and activism illuminate the complexity—and necessity—of learning to make a difference in today's world.
During the webinar, we will:
(Re)introduce you to Dolores Huerta, her early activism and on-going work with agricultural communities, political organizing, and advocacy on health, education, and economic development
Provide you with ways to help students think about their own activism using Dolores Huerta's life and philosophy
Explore new lessons, teaching strategies, classroom activities, and multimedia resources to use in your classroom
Captioning will be provided during this webinar, which takes place from 5 PM - 6 PM PST. If this time doesn’t work for your schedule, be sure to register and we’ll notify you once the recording is available on our On-Demand Learning Center.
You will be eligible to receive one-hour of professional development credit for participation if you actively watch the webinar. At the conclusion of the webinar, you will be able to download a certificate of completion from the webinar console. Check with your school district in advance of the webinar to ensure that the professional development credit is accepted.