Honoring Dolores Huerta
Look What SHE Did! celebrated Women’s History Month 2021 in a big way. Unable to hold our annual in-person fundraising brunch because of the pandemic, we pivoted and hosted a month of special events celebrating the courage and resilience of women, starting with a virtual benefit honoring legendary Labor Activist and Presidential Medal of Freedom winner, Dolores Huerta.
Hear what Dolores Huerta thinks about Look What SHE Did!
On March 7, 2021 LWSD! kicked off Women’s History Month with a virtual livestream event. More than 175 people attended the event hosted by actor/comedian Kate Rigg which featured films honoring Dolores Huerta.
In the first of two films screened during the event, high schooler Cat Oriel tells Huerta’s amazing story. Huerta was the legendary organizer who co-founded the United Farm Workers with Cesar Chavez. Shot this past January, the second film features then 90-year old Dolores Huerta herself, telling the story of the woman who inspired her to overcome her shyness and speak out — her Girl Scout leader.
Look What SHE Did! continued the month-long celebration and fundraising campaign by releasing a new short film each week in March, culminating in a free virtual salon event on Sunday, March 28, specifically looking at the power of women’s resilience in challenging times (check out that event recap and recording here).
Women’s History Month Fundraiser Update
Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors, donors and attendees, Look What She Did! exceeded our fundraising goal of $60,000 over the course of the month of March, providing much-needed funds that will be used to match a grant from the California Arts Council to create a new series of films about female activists in the Central Valley of California. We’re still fundraising for future film shoots and editing, so if you haven’t joined as a donor, please make a gift today!