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        Intersectionality and the Making of a Movement | Dolores

        These three film segments illustrate how the major social movements of the 1960s and 1970s—including civil rights, feminism, environmentalism, Chicano Power, and farmworkers—were interrelated and strengthened one another. The fatal pesticide exposure of farmworkers, including cancer clusters and birth defects caused by DDT, sparked the grape boycott and the concept of environmental justice. Abortion rights as a part of the feminist movement is discussed as an issue that Dolores Huerta had difficulty accepting, though her perspective changed over time under the influence of feminist icon Gloria Steinem.

        The Intersectionality of Struggles | Dolores

        The Civil Rights Movement was happening concurrently with Dolores Huerta and the Delano Grape Boycott and the organizing work of the UFW. Angela Davis recalls recognizing that the movements had intersectionality, aligned goals, shared challenges, and benefited from working together.

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        Environmental Justice | Dolores

        In this clip, Randy Shaw recalls how Dolores Huerta and the United Farm Workers defined the concept of environmental justice by revealing the lethal effects of DDT on Latino farm workers.

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        Feminist Movement | Dolores

        Dolores Huerta had a complex relationship to feminism because of her beliefs about abortion. She later came to see abortion rights as be part of a larger question of women’s agency, and worked closely with Gloria Steinem.

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