Dolores Huerta Documentary March 8th.
Louisville Grows is proud to introduce a new program, the Louisville Grows' Film Series. Hosted at our office, the Healthy House, this program aims to connect community members with documentaries and films focusing on environmental sustainability, personal health, and social justice. Our pilot screening in November of 2017, was standing room only with every neighborhood we serve represented. The participation was overwhelming!
Dolores Huerta is among the most important, yet least known, activists in American history. An equal partner in co-founding the first farm workers union with Cesar Chavez, her enormous contributions have gone largely unrecognized. Dolores tirelessly led the fight for racial and labor justice alongside Chavez, becoming one of the most defiant feminists of the twentieth century—and she continues the fight to this day, at 87. With intimate and unprecedented access to this intensely private mother to eleven, the film reveals the raw, personal stakes involved in committing one’s life to social change. Directed by Peter Bratt.
On the second Thursday of each month, Louisville Grows will open our doors to the community and present an enriching film meant to inspire thought and actions. After the screening, a panel of local advocates and professionals pertaining to the subject matter of the film will lead a discussion with members of the audience. Louisville Grows is working to provide educational resources and opportunities for residents in some of the most ecologically and economically wounded neighborhoods in Louisville through this film series. Our supporters and the communities we serve have demonstrated they are receptive to this idea and engaged to the degree that we feel the Louisville Grows Film Series will become a core program in 2018 and beyond. The Louisville Grows Film Series is proud to be sponsored by Ale8 One