Dolores Huerta is a giant among community organizers and civil rights activists. In addition to coining the inspiring United Farm Workers of America slogan “Sí, se puede,” she co-founded the National Farmworkers Association (later renamed UFW) with César Chávez, and she’s been a tireless and fearless defender of the rights of immigrants, women and Latinos. In a city where so many white, male politicians and warmongers have been enshrined in public spaces, it’s refreshing that the 89-year labor leader is being feted at Dolores Huerta Plaza Unveiling & Street Fest, a celebration with poet Nikki Darling (who advocated for the plaza) and musicians The Alice Bag Band (whose leader penned an homage titled “Dolores Huerta Street”), Ella, Lysa Flores and Trap Girl.

Dolores Huerta Plaza, 2130 E. First St., Boyle Heights; Sat., June 22, 1-4 p.m.; free. (323) 526-9332. 


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