Dolores Huerta, in Seattle for National Voting Rights Commission

Lifelong civil rights icon, Dolores Huerta, was here this week for the Seattle hearing of the National Voting Rights Commission at the William H. Gates Law Center at the UW .  She and Cesar Chavez organized farm workers in California and was cofounder of the United Farm Workers.  Today, at 84 years young, she is president of the Dolores Huerta Foundation and continues to travel and inspire new generations of activists for justice.

Huerta is a member of the National Voting Rights Commission was here to gather testimony from individuals and organizations in the Pacific Northwest. The National  Commission on Voting Rights is organized by the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under the Law.

The world mourns the loss of Maya Angelou

From Maya’s last tweet:

I’ve learned that you shouldn’t go through life with a catcher’s mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw something back.

We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.

Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud.

 

Maya Angelou passed away in her home on Wednesday, May 28th.  We join the world in remembering her life.