¡Sí Se Puede! Houston Celebrates Latina Civil Rights Icon Dolores Huerta

The woman who coined the phrase “sí se puede” and co-founded the United Farm Workers Union is honored in a new traveling exhibit at Houston’s Holocaust Museum.

By Elizabeth TrovallDecember 12, 2019 9:35 am, ,

From Houston Public Media:

Long before President Obama campaigned with the phrase “yes we can,” Latina civil rights icon Dolores Huerta stood with migrant farmworkers and said, “sí se puede.”

Huerta co-founded the United Farm Workers Union alongside César Chávez. Through the union, Huerta organized the Delano grape strike of 1965, which took the plight of agricultural workers to urban areas across the country.

Now, a traveling Smithsonian exhibit “Dolores Huerta: Revolution in the Fields/Revolución en los Campos,” currently on display at Houston’s Holocaust Museum, dials in on Huerta’s advocacy for California’s migrant farmworkers. The exhibition tells the story of her civil rights work through photos, poetry, video and art.

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