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July 7, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Park City Museum will host a Zoom lecture called Marching for Change: Life and Activism of Dolores Huerta given by Stephen Velasquez on Wednesday, July 7 from 5-6 p.m. Mountain Time. Please register on Park City Museum’s website https://parkcityhistory.org/event/dolores-huerta-zoom-lecture-given-by-stephen-velasquez/. Please note a Spanish version of the same topic will be given June 2nd. This presentation will look at the life and work of activist Dolores Huerta who has pushed for change in the farm fields and community.
Stephen Velasquez is a Curator for the Division of Cultural and Community Life, National Museum of American History. His research interest includes Latinx history and identity, material culture, food ways, and immigration/migration history. He was co-curator for Food: Transforming the American Table 1950-2000 and Many Voices, One Nation. He is currently involved in the exhibition Entertaining America as well as a research project on Mexican vineyard workers in Napa and a future exhibit on lowriders. Past projects include the Bracero Oral History Project and associated traveling exhibit, Bittersweet Harvest: The Bracero Program 1942-196; Mexican Treasures at the Smithsonian; AZUCAR! The Life and Music of Celia Cruz; A Collector’s Vision of Puerto Rico; Julia Child’s Kitchen at the Smithsonian, as well as many other exhibit cases and special projects. He holds a master’s degree in anthropology from The George Washington University, and a bachelor’s degree in anthropology from the University of Missouri.
Park City Museum will host the exhibit Dolores Huerta: Revolution in the Fields / Revolución en los Campos Campos which is in both English and Spanish until August 8th. The exhibit shares the compelling story of legendary activist and leader Dolores Huerta (b.1930) and the farm workers movement of the 1960s and 70s. It is a quintessentially American tale of struggle and sacrifice, of courage and victory. The exhibition, which features bilingual text (English-Spanish), explores Huerta’s public life as an activist and co-founder of the United Farm Workers Union (UFW), and what led her to become a Latina civil rights icon. In her life as a teacher, mother, communicator, organizer, lobbyist, and contract negotiator, her unparalleled leadership skills helped dramatically improve the lives of farm workers.
Dolores Huerta: Revolution in the Fields / Revolución en los Campos exhibition is organized by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service in collaboration with the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, Washington, D.C. This exhibition received federal support from the Latino Initiatives Pool, administered by the Smithsonian Latino Center.