DOLORES - Long Island Premiere

Long Island Premiere with

Sunday, January 28 at 4 pm | Members $11 | Public $16 | $5 for children under 12
Includes reception and discussion with Special Guest
Panelists with Latino Advocates and Activists working
on Long Island for Immigrant and Farmworker Rights
con subtítulos en español

In the 1950's, a working-class wife and mother of eleven children helps to establish the first farmworker's union with Cesar Chavez, which later develops into a platform for feminism and gender equality.

Dolores Huerta is among the most important, yet least known, activists in American history. An equal partner in co-founding the first farm workers unions with Cesar Chavez, her enormous contributions have gone largely unrecognized. Dolores tirelessly led the fight for racial and labor justice alongside Chavez, becoming one of the most defiant feminists of the twentieth century—and she continues the fight to this day, at 87. With intimate and unprecedented access to this intensely private mother of eleven, the film reveals the raw, personal stakes involved in committing one’s life to social change. (USA, 2017, 98 min., NR, English| Dir. Peter Bratt)

SEPA Mujer is the only Latina Immigrant Women's Rights Non Profit 501(c)3 Organization on Long Island since 1993. SEPA stands for Services for the Advancement of Women in Spanish. SEPA Mujer continues to be one of the few grassroots organizations on Long Island and continues to build power through Civic and Leadership Development by way of various avenues in order to create social cultural and governmental change. SEPA Mujer also provides legal immigration assistance for victims of domestic violence, human trafficking, sexual assault and rape on Long Island. SEPA Mujer has three active chapters: Islandia, Hampton Bays and Riverside--Riverhead-Flanders and a fourth chapter opening in Huntington 2018. Fundraiser for SEPA Mujer. | (631)-980-2555