The City of Weslaco, Texas will be honoring a champion whose work transcends time by unveiling the Dolores Huerta Street.
The City will be hosting a ribbon cutting ceremony to rename “Paso Del Norte” –street which runs from Second Street north over Expressway 83 and curves west to Bridge Avenue –as Dolores Huerta Avenue.
This will be the first street in the United States to carry the name of Dolores Huerta honoring her life’s work and struggle for equality and human rights.
Recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, Dolores Huerta has worked tirelessly for more than 50 years to advance the cause of marginalized communities. She is internationally recognized as a farm worker advocate and a labor leader along the late Cesar Chavez.
As President of the Dolores Huerta Foundation (DHF), she continues to train grassroots organizers to pursue social justice through systemic and structural transformation.
The Hermes Music Foundation, who has partnered up with the DHF on a project for the “Claro Que Se Puede” CD to benefit both Foundations’ work, is currently hosting a series of events featuring Ms. Huerta throughout this entire week in McAllen, TX.