Kickass Women in History: Dolores Huerta
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Articles / June 8, 2019

This month in Kickass Women, we raise a glass to Dolores Huerta, the labor and civil rights leader who became nationally known for her work with the United Farm Workers in the 1960s and who continues to kick ass today. It was Dolores who coined the slogan “Si se puede,” (loosely translated as “Yes we can” or “Yes you can”) a phrase often misattributed to Cesar Chavez and later adopted by Barack Obama during his presidential campaign. Dolores was born in 1930 in Arizona. She spent most of her childhood in Stockton, California, where her mother raised her to value community activism, education, and hard work. She became an elementary school teacher but quit to focus full time on economic justice when she saw farm workers struggling with low wages, unsafe working and living conditions, and lack of resources: I couldn’t tolerate seeing kids come to class hungry and needing shoes. I thought I could do more by organizing farm workers than by trying to teach their hungry children. Once Dolores discovered community and labor organizing, she had a mission that defined the rest of her life. Dolores is most famous for her work with the United Farm Workers, a group…

Whatcha Reading? June 2019 Edition, Part One
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Articles / June 8, 2019

How in the world is it the second Saturday in June already? Is summer in full swing for you yet? New England is still figuring things out. We hope you all have been reading some great things and we want to hear about ALL THE BOOKS! Elyse: I started watching Chernobyl on HBO so I’m reading Midnight in Chernobyl by Adam Higginbotham ( A | BN | K | G | AB ). It’s really fascinating. I’m also reading Rebel Hard for our book club! A | BN | K | AB Carrie: I’m almost done with Always Never Yours by Emily Wibberley and Austin Siegemund-Broka ( A | BN | K | G | AB ). Amanda: At BLC, I got some great tips on increasing my audiobook listening since I don’t really have a commute. Now, when I’m winding down in bed at night and playing phone games, I’ll pop in my headphones and play an audiobook. I’ve been listening and enjoying Dragon Bound by Thea Harrison ( A | BN | K | G | AB | Au ), which is part of the Audible Romance Package. Sarah: I really liked that one! Where did you get…