In honor of Dolores Huerta, Piccolina Kids has created this exclusive short sleeve tee illustrated by artist Maia Faddoul. This 100% cotton tee features a portrait of the civil rights activist and is the perfect way for your Piccolina to celebrate her inner leader.
Dolores Clara Fernández Huerta is an American labor leader and civil rights activist who has worked to improve social and economic conditions for farm workers and fight discrimination. She is one of the most influential labor activists of the 20th century and a leader of the Chicano civil rights movement. From a young age, Dolores was greatly influenced by her mother's community activism and compassionate treatment of workers. She received an associate teaching degree from the University of the Pacific’s Delta College and then briefly taught school in the 1950s, but seeing so many hungry and barefoot farmworkers’ children coming to school, she thought she could do more by helping their parents win more equitable working conditions. In 1955, Huerta began her career as an activist and in 1960 she created the Agricultural Workers Association (AWA) and co-founded what would become the United Farm Workers (UFW) with Cesar Chavez. As coordinator of nationwide boycotts in the 1970s, Huerta helped create the national climate that led to the passage of the Agricultural Labor Relations Act, the first law recognizing the rights of California farmworkers to bargain collectively. In 2002 she founded the Dolores Huerta Foundation, which was involved in community organizing. Huerta has received numerous awards including induction into the National Women’s Hall of Fame and continues to lecture and speak out on a variety of social issues involving immigration, income inequality, and the rights of women and Latinos.