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Documentary Night: DOLORES

DIRECTED BY: Peter Bratt

STARRING: Dolores Huerta



Co-presented by Building One Community

Post-film Q&A with Peter Goselin


History tells us Cesar Chavez transformed the U.S. labor movement by leading the first farm workers’ union. But missing from this story is his equally influential co-founder, Dolores Huerta, who tirelessly led the fight for racial and labor justice alongside Chavez, becoming one of the most defiant feminists of the twentieth century. Like so many powerful female advocates, Dolores and her sweeping reforms were – and still are – largely overlooked. Even as she empowered a generation of immigrants to stand up for their rights, her own relentless work ethic was constantly under attack. False accusations from foes and friends alike, of child neglect and immoral behavior from a woman who married three times and raised 11 children, pushed Dolores out of the very union she helped create. Still, she remains as steadfast in her fight as ever at the age of 87.

Peter Bratt’s provocative and energizing documentary challenges this incomplete, one-sided history and reveals the raw, personal stakes involved in committing one’s life to the fight for justice. Interweaving archival footage with interviews from Dolores and her contemporaries, the film sets the record straight on one of the most effective and undervalued civil and labor rights leaders in modern U.S. history.


Building One Community (formerly Neighbors Link Stamford) is a non-profit organization, established in 2011, that provides a comprehensive resource center for immigrants in the greater Stamford area. The mission of Building One Community is to bring passionate people together to help immigrants and their families succeed in the community.


Peter Goselin is a labor and employment attorney with an office in Hartford, but whose practice takes him all over Connecticut. A major part of Peter's practice is cases involving wage theft -- the violation of laws that protect a worker's right to be paid for their work -- and many of his clients are immigrant workers in the construction, food services, and building maintenance industries. Peter also represents employees in cases involving illegal discrimination, retaliation, and other violations of workers' rights in the workplace. Before attending law school, Peter served as a chief delegate for SEIU New England 1199NE, the New England Hospital and Health Care Employees Union. He currently represents a Connecticut local of the United Electrical union (UE). Peter is a member of the National Lawyers Guild, a national network of lawyers, law students, legal workers, and jailhouse lawyers who are united by the principle that human rights should take priority over property rights.




RUNNING TIME: 98 minutes





Carte Blanche: FREE
Nonmembers - $12
Members - $7
Students/Seniors (Mon - Thu) - $9




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