This year’s César Chávez Lecture Series at Hope College will feature the documentary, “Dolores,” which dives into the work of Dolores Huerta, who was an equal partner in founding the United Farm Workers Union with César Chávez. The film will be shown on Tuesday, April 4, at 7 p.m. in the Knickerbocker Theatre.

The public is invited, and admission is free. Hope College students will also be given a coupon for a free drink and popcorn.

Tirelessly leading the fight for racial and labor justice, Huerta evolved into one of the most defiant feminists of the 20th century — and she continues the fight to this day, in her early 90s. With unprecedented access to this intensely private mother of 11, Peter Bratt’s film “Dolores” chronicles Huerta’s life from her childhood in Stockton, California, to her early years with the United Farm Workers; from her work with the headline-making grape boycott launched in 1965, to her role in the feminist movement of the ’70s, to her continued work as a fearless activist.

A preview of the film is available. 

This event is sponsored by the college’s Center for Diversity and Inclusion.

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The Knickerbocker Theatre is located in downtown Holland at 86 E. 8th St., between College and Columbia avenues.