Springfield students ask, listen and respond to Huerta’s message


SPRINGFIELD – A student-driven interview of Dolores Huerta – longtime social justice advocate, educator, and civil rights activist – was one of the highlights of this year’s Huerta/Chávez Celebration, an event that hopes to inspire students to stay strong and celebrate their different backgrounds.

Huerta, who recently turned 91, is a labor leader whose voice on behalf of migrant farmworkers resulted in the establishment of the United Farm Workers of America (UFW). Huerta has won major awards for her leadership, including the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2012, and was the . . .