Virtual event for ALAS members and guests will focus on “On the Shoulders of Greatness”
Civil rights activist and founder of the United Farm Workers union Dolores Huerta will join the Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents (ALAS) for their April networking event, Linking Latina Leaders [L3]. The free event to ALAS L3 members and their guests, takes place from [5:30]-7:00 p.m. EST on April 15, 2021 and will address the theme: “On the Shoulders of Greatness.” The event is facilitated by ALAS L3 members Patricia Trejo and Dr. Patricia Ordónez-Feliciano.
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“Our Linking Latina Leaders events focus on our female members and leadership development. And for those who lead schools for our most marginalized and students of color you may want to attend this event,” said Dr. Maria Armstrong, executive director of ALAS. “Dolores has been a powerful voice for social justice for more than 50 years and we are honored to have her be a part of this series. The work she has done to educate voters, advocate for education reform, and improve infrastructure in low income communities is truly awe inspiring.”
Dolores Huerta has worked in labor rights and social justice for more than 50 years. In 1962, she and Cesar Chavez founded the United Farm Workers union where she served as Vice President and played a critical role in many of the union’s accomplishments for four decades. In 2002, she received the Puffin/Nation $100,000 prize for Creative Citizenship which she used to establish the Dolores Huerta Foundation (DHF). DHF is connecting groundbreaking community-based organizing to state and national movements to register and educate voters; advocate for education reform; bring about infrastructure improvements in low-income communities; advocate for greater equality for the LGBT community; and create strong leadership development. She has received numerous awards: among them The Eleanor Roosevelt Humans Rights Award from President Clinton in 1998. In 2012 President Obama bestowed Dolores with The Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian honor in the United States.
Linking Latina Leaders is one of several networking programs and events ALAS offers. The organization also hosts a major education conference in the fall, weekly vodcasts discussing issues in education, and offers several professional development opportunities throughout the year. For more information about ALAS, visit https://www.alasedu.org/.