KMIX/Stockton To Host Celebration For Activist Dolores Huerta
September 11, 2015 at 11:43 AM (PT)
ENTRAVISION COMMUNICATIONS Regional Mexican KMIX-F (TRICOLOR 100.9)/STOCKTON-MODESTO, CA, will host the 85th birthday celebration of HISPANIC labor leader and civil rights activist DOLORES HUERTA in her hometown, SEPTEMBER 19th from 5:30p (PT) to 11:30p (PT) at the STOCKTON CIVIIC MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM in honor of her commitment to her community.
LUPITA of the local station's "Party Cartel," will serve as Mistress of Ceremonies for the evening that will include a social hour, dinner and a dance party. The event will be the last in a series of summer concerts celebrating HUERTA’s lifetime of accomplishments, and the year of her 85th birthday. All proceeds from the event will go to funding THE DOLORES HUERTA FOUNDATION's community organizing efforts.
ENTRAVISION CENTRAL VALLEY, STOCKTON AND MODESTO SVP Integrated Marketing Solutions LISA VELA commented: “We’re delighted to host this magnificent event recognizing one of the U.S.’s foremost HISPANIC activists. ENTRAVISION is thrilled to bring this inspirational celebration to the local community and to our greater audience via our radio and social media platforms.”
Added HUERTA: “My organizing work for social justice began in STOCKTON. This is why I wanted to celebrate my 85th year of life and my 70th year of social justice work, which began as a young GIRL SCOUT right here."
HUERTA is a civil rights activist who helped found the AGRICULTURAL WORKERS ASSOCIATION and launch the NATIONAL FARM WORKERS ASSOCITION, where she helped set up voter registration drives, press local governments for barrio improvements, and hold economic power through grassroots campaigning.