Dolores Huerta in Conversation With Paul R. Chavez at Columbia College Chicago

Photo: Phil Dembinski '08Photo: Phil Dembinski '08

CHICAGO (Oct. 18, 2017.)Columbia College Chicago’s Department of Exhibitions, Performance, and Student Spaces (DEPS), in conjunction with the college’s current exhibition ¡Sí, Se Puede!, will host a discussion between labor leader, civil rights activist, and co-founder of the United Farm Workers Dolores Huerta, and President of the Chavez Institute for Law and Social Justice Paul R. Chavez.

The conversation will focus on the monumental and historic contributions of the United Farm Workers Movement and the expansive effect its efforts have had on current activist movements. 

WHAT: Dolores Huerta, co-founder of the United Farm Workers in conversation with Paul R. Chavez, President of the Chavez Institute for Law and Social Justice at Columbia College Chicago. 

WHEN: Thursday (TOMORROW), Oct. 19 from 4:30-6:30 p.m.

WHERE: 
Conaway Center
1104 S. Wabash Ave., 1st Floor

CONTACT: Danielle Wilcox; dwilcox@colum.edu; 312-369-7937

Public registration at Eventbrite.

MORE: ¡Sí, Se Puede! is an exhibition open until Nov. 4 in Columbia’s Glass Curtain Gallery that connects the legacy of Cesar Chavez and Dolores Huerta and their work with the UFW (United Farm Workers) Movement to current artistic practices centering on education, history, acts of resistance, and community work in Chicago. For the exhibition, five artists have immersed themselves in the UFW archives to use the documents, images, and publications they found as springboards for creating new works. A selection of photographs by Victor Alemán, Cesar Chavez’s personal photographer, is also included to provide illuminating historical context of the UFW movement. ¡Sí, Se Puede! extends beyond this gallery along the Wabash Arts Corridor—with two new murals being painted—and stretches west to partners in Pilsen and Little Village. This program provides a crucible for creating a dialogue about self-determination movements and the relationships among the archive, history, and current contemporary culture.

Participating artists: Victor Alemán, William Estrada, Ian Kerstetter, Nicole Marroquin, Victoria Martinez, and Gloria "Gloe" Talamantes, with murals by Hector Duarte and Sam Kirk.

This exhibition is organized and curated by DEPS Director of Exhibitions Meg Duguid, with related programming facilitated by Coordinator of Columbia’s Office of Student Diversity and Inclusion Rogelio Becerra-Ramirez.

This exhibition is generously funded by a grant from The Joyce Foundation and created with support from Cesar Chavez FoundationUnited Farm Workers FoundationDolores Huerta FoundationChavez Institute for Law and Social Justice, and Walter P. Reuther Library of Labor and Urban Affairs.