Each year I create a calendar to honor and raise awareness for a social justice-related cause and choose a non-profit organization to support, donating 100% of the profits from the sale of this calendar. Purchase the calendar here.
This year’s recipient is the Dolores Huerta Foundation for Community Organizing, established in 2003. Ms. Huerta used her $100,000 prize, awarded in 2002 from Puffin/Nation, as seed money to further the cause of protecting and advocating for the underserved in our country. This foundation is committed to the non-violent pursuit of civil rights for all: women, immigrants, youth and the LBGTQ community as well as farmworkers. Their mission is to inspire and organize communities to build volunteer organizations empowered to pursue social justice.
Dolores Huerta has been working tirelessly in support of the rights of farmworkers for more than 65 years. She founded the United Farm Workers Union in 1962, alongside Cesar Chavez. Ms. Huerta has expanded her pursuit of justice to advocate for women’s rights, civil rights, and a more equitable society.
With the purchase of this calendar you are helping Dolores (now 90 years old) train the next generation of activists to stand up for their rights, and defend the vulnerable in a time when they need advocacy now more than ever.
For more background on this extraordinary activist, check out the 2017 documentary film, Dolores.
I had the honor of talking with Dolores Huerta over IGTV in December, a moment I hope inspires you as much as it did me.