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Dolores Huerta Ornament

Dolores Huerta Ornament

$ 18.00

Dolores Clara Fernández Huerta (born April 10, 1930) is an American labor leader and civil rights activist who was the co-founder of the National Farmworkers Association, which later became the United Farm Workers (UFW).

Huerta is the originator of the phrase, "Sí se puede”, which literally translates to “Yes, it can be done”. ‘Sí se puede’ was the rallying cry of the United Farm Worker’s Union in the 1970s. Co-founders Dolores Huerta and Cesar Chavez adopted the motto during a 25-day fast in Phoenix, Arizona where they were trying to organize farm workers to demand fair wages and better working conditions. This mantra was meant to galvanize workers and inspire them. Yes, we can start a movement against all odds. Yes, we can stand up against exploitation. Yes, we can fight for fair wages and medical and pension benefits. Over the years, “Sí se puede” has also been adopted by other civil and labor rights groups involving Latinos around the country.

Our ornaments aren't just for Christmas trees - use these anywhere you'd like to honor your favorite icons and legends. Each ornament measures a little over 2 inches in diameter, and comes with a red ribbon, packaged in our super cute gift box with information about each icon. 

You can display these ornaments on trees, of course, but they are also beautiful in altars, hanging on the wall in your office, in a window, above your bed - use them creatively!

 


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