86.7 ° F
Full Weather
Sponsored By:

Huerta Will Keynote MLK Event

Sponsored by:

An event to honor the ideas of Martin Luther King Jr. will feature a speech by one of the co-founders of the United Farm Workers.

The annual Mother Lode Martin Luther King Jr. celebration is scheduled for 2pm this Sunday in the Sonora High School Auditorium. Dolores Huerta, co-founder with Caesar Chavez of the United Farm Workers, will deliver the keynote address. Her topic will be “Immigration and Social Justice.”

Huerta grew up in Stockton and was instrumental in pushing for reforms attained by the United Farm Workers in the 1960’s, as she was the principal negotiator with the farmers and growers. Last year Huerta received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Obama.

Sunday’s event is put on by the Mother Lode Martin Luther King Jr. Committee.