An intimate conversation with Dolores Huerta and Wilmer Valderrama
Civil rights activist Dolores Huerta and actor and activist Wilmer Valderrama joined NLSLA Sunday, August 6 for an intimate discussion about immigration, the American dream, and what it means to fight for the rights of families that are being pushed ever further into the margins.
Valderrama—best known for his roles in That ‘70s Show and NCIS—shared his own family’s immigration story and talked about how those early experiences influenced his later decision to become a social justice advocate fighting for the rights of immigrants.
Huerta—co-founder of the United Farm Workers and an internationally renowned organizer and activist—spoke about how to organize communities where people are living in fear.
The event was an opportunity to highlight NLSLA’s work in immigrant communities, from longtime work helping the undocumented victims of domestic violence find safety and establish legal status, to more recent work such as the “Know Your Rights” trainings to help mixed-status families cope with changing immigration policies.