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Women's Work is Never Done
Maker: Yolanda M. Lopez; Berkeley Art Center; Alliance Graphics
Date Made: 1995
Place Made: United States: California, Berkeley
Measurements: 56 cm x 56 cm; 22 1/16 in x 22 1/16 in
Main Subject: Women; Chicano/Latino
Materials: paper (fiber product)
Huelga Homenaje a Dolores Huerta: 1965 California Broccoli Harvest: 1995 Women's Work is Never Done
Acquisition Number: 1995-079
1 of a series of 12 issued by the Berkeley Art Center and Alliance Graphics
Under copyright; used by CSPG with permission.
Dolores C. Huerta (born 1930) co-founder and First Vice President Emeritus of the United Farm Workers of America, AFL-CIO (UFW) is shown in the upper left corner. She is a social activist, labor leader, and mother of 11 children. Huerta and Cesar Chavez organized and founded the Farm Workers Association, precursor of the UFW, in 1962 in Delano, California. As second in command, Huerta fought both gender and ethnic stereotyping. She directed the table grape boycott in New York City, and coordinated the East Coast boycott in 1968 and 1969. In the late 1970's Huerta took the directorship of the UFW’s Citizenship Participation Day Department, the political arm of the union. Huerta has fought tirelessly, participating in innumerable marches, rallies, and protests. In 1988 she was severely injured by police at a peaceful demonstration in San Francisco against the policies of then presidential candidate George Bush (senior). Dolores Huerta has made giant strides in breaking the traditional mold for women, and for Chicanas in particular. She continues to be a prominent figure in the Mexican-American community.