The Peabody Awards

The Peabody Awards

Peabody Conversations: Dolores


Text by Margaret Blanchard, Video by Wes Unruh - 9/15/2019


What inspires lifelong activists like Dolores Huerta? “Getting people to stand up for themselves and change the politics of the community,” she says in this Peabody Conversation. The subject of the Independent Lens documentary discusses her passion for seeking social justice for farm workers, the poor and women. Produced by Carlos Santana and directed by Peter Bratt, “Dolores” explores how such commitment came with a hefty price tag for the mother of 11. Peabody Awards honored the film “for calling us all to action, to pay attention and to be engaged citizens who make a difference.” ¡SÍ se puede!