Project Description

Cat Oriel on Dolores Huerta

Cat Oriel tells the powerful story of the one and only Dolores Huerta, an elementary school teacher who co-founded the United Farm Workers with Cesar Chavez, and became a social justice warrior for over eight decades for the rights of workers, immigrants and women. Dolores has been honored with the Presidential Medal of Freedom and was the first Latina inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame. She originated the phrase, “Sí, se puede.” Yes, we can. At 90 years old she’s still organizing, fighting for equal rights for all people. Cat’s personal account of meeting Dolores and carrying on her story will warm your heart.


Director: Julie Hébert
DP: Sevdije Kastrati-Dill
Producer & Sound: Courtney Graham
Editor: Emily Mendez
Mix: Daniel Raphael

More About…

Cat Oriel


Catherine “Cat” Oriel is a Filipina-American originally from Los Angeles, CA.  She is a rising junior majoring in Journalism and Mass Communication at the George Washington University in Washington, D.C. She is the head graphic design artist for the GW Program Board and a culture reporter for the GW Hatchet. She became involved with Look What SHE Did! in the Spring 2017 and joined the team as a youth advisor and blogger after hosting a LWSD! event at her alma mater, The Archer School for Girls.

Dolores Huerta


Dolores Clara Fernández Huerta is an American labor leader and civil rights activist who, with Cesar Chavez, is a co-founder of the National Farmworkers Association, which later became the United Farm Workers (UFW). Huerta helped organize the Delano grape strike in 1965 in California and was the lead negotiator in the workers’ contract that was created after the strike. Huerta is the originator of the phrase, “Sí, se puede”. In California, April 10 is Dolores Huerta day.