Labor leader Dolores Huerta profiled in new film, part of Indie Lens Pop-Up series

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"Dolores" will screen Monday in an Indie Lens Pop-Up screening
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"Dolores" trailer

Panhandle PBS will join with several Hispanic community leaders to offer an early screening of a film about a labor activist icon.

Dolores, a documentary profiling labor leader Dolores Huerta, will screen as part of the Indie Lens Pop-Up series at 6:30 p.m. March 5 at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, 2500 S. Bolton St.

Community exhibitor booths will be available to visit 5:45 to 6:15 p.m., with the film starting at 6:30 p.m. Following the film, a panel of Amarillo residents from migrant backgrounds will discuss the film, including Pastor Juan Maldonado of Hillside Christian Church; Mireya Jacuinde, WTAMU CAMP recruiter; and moderator Lilia Escajeda. 

The film will be in English with Spanish subtitles. 

Popcorn and water will be served. Guests are invited to bring a non-perishable food item for the food pantry at Power Church.

Admission is free.

Dolores will premiere on air at 8 p.m. March 27.

Huerta was one of the most important, yet least-known activists in American history. Co-founder of the first farmworkers union with Cesar Chavez, she tirelessly led the fight for racial and labor justice, becoming one of the most defiant feminists of the 20th century.

The chronicles Huerta’s life from her childhood in Stockton to her early years with the United Farm Workers, from her work with the headline-making grape boycott launched in 1965 to her role in the feminist movement of the '70s to her continued work as a fearless activist.

Featuring interviews with Gloria Steinem, Luis Valdez, Hillary Clinton, Angela Davis, her children and more, Dolores is an intimate and inspiring portrait of a passionate champion of the oppressed and an indomitable woman willing to accept the personal sacrifices involved in committing one’s life to social change.

Presenting partners include the Barrio Neighborhood Plan Advisory Committee, Los Barrios de Amarillo, and the Amarillo Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.  Event sponsors are the Texas Association of Chicanos in Higher Education (TACHE) and Amarillo National Bank.

Exhibitors will include the AISD Migrant Education Department, Amarillo National Bank, Amarillo Police Department Neighborhood Police Officer Unit/Crime Prevention Unit, East Branch Library, Legal Aid of Northwest Texas, Los Barrios de Amarillo, Lovell Lovell Isern and Farabough, Women Infants and Children (WIC) Nutrition Program, and and WTAMU College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP).

Indie Lens Pop-Up is a neighborhood series that brings people together for film screenings and community-driven conversations featuring documentaries seen on Panhandle PBS’s Independent Lens.

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