RICHMOND -- The city's sixth annual International Women's Day event will feature an appearance and remarks from Civil Rights activist and Presidential Medal of Freedom award winner Dolores Huerta.
Huerta, 82, cofounded the National Farmworkers Association and was on the forefront of the West Coast labor movement in the 1960s, working closely with Cesar Chavez and Robert F. Kennedy.
Huerta remains a popular speaker at cultural events, activist rallies and colleges and universities.
Richmond's women's day event was launched in 2008 by Mayor Gayle McLaughlin and her staff, along with local civic groups. The event is expected to draw more than 300 people Saturday to Lavonnya Dejean Middle School, 3400 Macdonald Ave. It starts at 10 a.m. and will run all day.
This year's event is titled "Sisters in Solidarity: Promoting Peace and Well Being Across Generations and Cultures -- Hermanas en Solidaridad: Unidas Promoviendo la Paz y el Bienestar a Través de Generaciones y Culturas." Activities will include round-table discussions, performances by local women artists, speakers and a walk for health.