An iconic labor and civil rights leader spoke to Madera students and their families in an assembly where she urged civic participation.
Dolores Huerta, 83, a native of New Mexico who was raised in Stockton, also spoke about her struggles and accomplishments in a life dedicated to advocating for the rights of immigrants, women and workers, among numerous topics.
Nearly 100 people listened to her speak in English and Spanish for about 45 minutes in the cafeteria of Madera South High School. A film about Huerta, created by students, was presented before her speech.
Huerta’s visit to the school on Wednesday was paid for by the Safe and Supportive Schools Grant. Through the three-year grant, the school receives $150,000 annually from the state...