The Santa Maria Public Library will host the screening of the documentary ‘Dolores’ with a Q&A session | Local News
The PCPA and Santa Maria Public Library will present a special screening of the film “Dolores” at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, February 22, in the library’s Shepard Hall, 421 S. McClelland St.
The screening is free and open to the public. A Q&A session moderated by PCPA guest artist Marilet Martinez will follow.
The film “Dolores” is a documentary film about activist Dolores Huerta, who co-founded the first farmworker unions with Cesar Chavez. It tells the story of his lifelong crusade for social justice.
Huerta, 91, whose contributions to American history led to reforms that still exist today, empowered a generation of immigrants to stand up for their rights. Both California and Washington have set April 10 as Dolores Huerta Day in honor of her work.
Screening of ‘Dolores’ is part of community engagement designed around Octavio Solis’ PCPA production ‘Mother Road’, a follow-up play to ‘The Grapes of Wrath’ and explores the lives of workers agricultural migrants and addresses the themes of inheritance, family and survival.
PCPA is set to perform the Shakespearean musical “As You Like It” on stage at the Santa Maria Marian Theater from February 17 to March 6.
Lisa André covers lifestyle and local news for Santa Ynez Valley News and Lompoc Record, editions of the Santa Maria Times.