MLK Living Legacy Committee welcomes activist Dolores Huerta

MLK Living Legacy Committee welcomes activist Dolores Huerta

On the evening of Jan. 27, the MLK Living Legacy Committee will host the labor leader and civil rights activist Dolores Huerta.

Huerta is most well known for her work with activist Cesar Chavez, whom she co-founded the National Farm Workers Association with. This organization would later go on to become the United Farm Workers (UFW).

Fresh from holding a variety of events the week of Jan. 20, the MLK Living Legacy Committee sought to wrap up the MLK celebration week by bringing in an acclaimed activist such as Huerta.

Steffany Barrios, sophomore health science and Spanish double-major, spoke on the importance of the work she does as a legacy delegate of the MLK Living Legacy Committee and why they work to bring activists like Huerta to campus.

“The committee is important to me because I believe in equity and justice and this committee gives me the opportunity to learn more about equity and justice,”
Barrios said.

The purpose of the MLK Living Legacy Committee is to establish a relationship with Dr. King’s legacy and with the Boise State/local community. Legacy delegates serve as facilitators for this connection. Francisco Salinas, director of Student Diversity and
Inclusion, described his hopes of inspiring students.

“My Future aspirations for the MLK Living Legacy Committee are to inspire every student at Boise State University to explore Dr. King’s dream and its influence and legacy for their own lives,” Salinas said.

A lifelong activist, Huerta has been honored with many awards regarding her work in community service and advocacy for workers, immigration as well as women’s rights.

Huerta’s speech will begin the keynote speaker at 7:30pm. It will take place in on the second floor of the Student Union Building in the Jordan Ballroom. For more information check out mlk.boisestate.edu.

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