Dolores Huerta has been given her marching orders…
The 86-year-old Latina labor leader and civil rights activist is set to speak at the Chelsea Handler-organized Women’s March on Main, an event taking place Saturday in Park City during the Sundance Film Festival.
The march will coincide with post-inauguration marches being held nationwide including the March on Washington.
In addition to Huerta, the co-founder of the National Farmworkers Association, which later became the United Farm Workers (UFW), the list of speakers for the Park City event includes Aisha Tyler, Connie Britton, Mary McCormack, Benjamin Bratt, Laurie David, Jessica Williams, Maria Bello and local officials including Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski. Handler is an organizing committee member.
The event, which is not affiliated with the festival, will start at 9:00 am local time at 220 Main St.
Handler announced plans for the march earlier this month. The march is set for two hours, usually before Park City really begins stirring during the festival. But just in case, the city has set up a text-messaging system for updates on transit, traffic and road closures.
Tags: Aisha Tyler, Benjamin Bratt, Chelsea Handler, Connie Britton, Dolores Huerta, Jackie Biskupski, Jessica Williams, Laurie David, Maria Bello, Mary McCormack, National Farmworkers Association, Sundance Film Festival, UFW, United Farm Workers, Women’s March on Main
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