FFCF Annual Banquet - 2009 - Dinner ( KFCF )
This years annual banquet will be held on Saturday, September 19th, 2009 at Cardinal Newman Hall, 1572 E. Barstow Ave. (on the southeast corner of Loftus & Ninth Ave. across from Fresno State). We are honored to present Dolores Huerta as our special guest speaker. Dolores is co-founder of the United Farm Workers and coordinator for East Coast efforts in the table grape boycott of 1968-69 which helped to win recognition for the farm workers' union.
In the 1970s she headed up UFWs political arm and helped lobby for legislative protections. Then in 1988, while demonstrating peacefully in San Francisco, she was severely injured when police clubbed the demonstrators. She eventually won a considerable financial settlement as well as changes in police policy on handling demonstrations, and she used the proceeds from the settlement to start the Dolores Huerta Foundation.
Her Foundation runs Vecinos Unidos (Neighbors United) which develops grassroots leadership to pressure elected officials to be accountable to their constituents by addressing issues of economic disparities in housing, education health and employment, and the Dolores Huerta Community Organizing Institute which trains new organizers and community organizations in the organizing methods pioneered by Fred Ross Sr., Csar E. Chvez, and Dolores Huerta. Dolores is an outspoken advocate for women and labor rights as well as against injustice wherever she finds it. She was most recently in Fresno speaking at Meet in the Middle against Proposition 8.
We invite you to join us for a delightful feast catered by Love and Garlic featuring lemon caper fish skewers, pork roast and vegetarian polenta with basil and cheese sauce, as well as a spinach salad bar with fresh oven-grilled vegetables. Doors open at 6:30, dinner starts at 7, and the speaker begins at 8. We will also be announcing this years winner of the FFCF Free Speech Award.
Tickets are $40 in advance and $45 at the door.
Speaker Only Tickets are $10 ($5 student, with ID)
Cardinal Newman Center Hall
1572 E. Barstow Ave
Fresno, CA 93726
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