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Cinema Classroom at the Avalon: Dolores

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Dolores Screening: March 19 & 20 at 10:00am 

Please note: March 19 is reserved for 6th-8th grades; March 20 for 9th-12 grades.

A free program for 6th-12th grade classes, Cinema Classroom at the Avalon engages students in critical issues through screenings and expert-guided discussions. An expanded curriculum for pre- and post-screening discussions, linked to DCPS standards, will be offered to teachers in advance of each screening.

One of the most important activists of our time, Dolores Huerta was an equal partner in founding the first farm workers union with César Chávez. 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 late 80s. With unprecedented access, the film reveals the raw, personal stakes involved in committing one’s life to social change. Directed by Peter Bratt. Documentary. Running time: 98 min. View Trailer