Dolores Huerta celebrates 90th birthday with celebrities on digital fundraiser for those affected by pandemic

May 29, 2020 /

In celebration of the iconic American labor leader and civil rights activist Dolores Huerta’s 90th birthday, the Dolores Huerta Foundation is bringing celebrities, elected officials and activists together for a celebration to raise money to help politically disempowered, low-income, immigrant, and farmworker groups that are being disproportionately affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

“In my 90 years, I have seen the progress in our country towards improvements for women, our LGBTQ+ community and people of color, but we know we have not yet achieved the equity we deserve,” Huerta said in a press release. “So as we go forward for the next century, we can learn from the lessons of the past to reimagine and shape the future for a world that is just and fair for all.”

The digital event, structured as a late night show, will feature comedy, music and lively conversations about feminism, climate justice, coping with Covid-19 and more.

Guests include Jane Fonda, Gloria Steinem, George Lopez, Eva Longoria, Martin Sheen, Alfre Woodard, Esai Morales, Mark Hamill, Benjamin Bratt, Zoe Saldana, Matt McGorry, Joe and Jill Biden, Bill & Hillary Clinton, Kamala Harris, John Leguizamo, Danny Glover, Gina Rodriguez, Kerry Kennedy, Patrisse Cullors, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Common, Aloe Blacc, Maya Jupiter, Edward James Olmos, Kate del Castillo, the cast of Penny Dreadful and more.

Musical guests include Carlos Santana and his wife Cindy Blackman, Sheila E. and her father legendary Latin percussionist Pete Escovedo, Grammy award-winning musical groups Ozomatli, and the Grammy nominated all-female mariachi group Flor de Toloache.

The digital event will be streamed on all of DHF’s major social platforms including YouTube, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter on Saturday beginning at 5 p.m. and will be hosted by renowned comedian, actress, and writer Cristela Alonzo. 

Those interested in attending can RSVP here.