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SBCC to screen ‘Dolores’ to create dialogue regarding representation

Courtesy art of The Center for Equity and Social Justice

In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, the Center for Equity and Social Justice will host a screening of the documentary “Dolores” 3 p.m. Tuesday, Sep. 17 in West Campus Center Room 207. 

Dolores Huerta was a civil rights activist during the 1960s, best known for co-founding the National Farm Workers Association, now known as the National Farmers Union, with Cesar Chavez.

Throughout her life, she experienced an extensive amount of prejudice and noticed injustice in the exploitation of others. “Dolores” embodies Huerta as the strong woman she is, striving for better rights for all.

The center has created an on-campus environment where students can relax, feel comfortable, and discuss their feelings free from judgment. 

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The organization often hosts showings of movies and documentaries about diversity, identity, and equality. Events are planned by program assistant Alondra Lazaro Gonzalez.

Gonzalez explained the center welcomes everybody, no matter their identity. 

The center extends an invitation to see “Dolores” because the film resembles the organization’s mission of bringing people with different beliefs and values together in an open-minded environment. 

The alliance gives a sanction for students who feel out of place or alone. 

“When we have events, we promote equality,” Stephen Gutierrez, a student mentor, said.  

By screening films like “Dolores” the center aims to represent communities that are often marginalized in society.

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