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Traditions: The Dolores Huerta Breakfast

Celebrating the Activist and Latinx Culture

The Dolores Huerta Breakfast, hosted by DePaul’s Center for Identity, Inclusion and Social Change, is a tradition dating back to 2009, when it first appeared as the Oscar Romero Breakfast. Known as the Huerta breakfast since 2013, the event gives students and faculty a chance to honor the life and legacy of activist Dolores Huerta as well as celebrate the culture and heritage of Latinx communities. 

Huerta has spent her life fighting for workers’, immigrants’ and women’s rights. She is a co-founder of the National Farmworkers Association, now known as the United Farm Workers, and has also received numerous awards for her work, such as the Eleanor Roosevelt Award for Human Rights and the Presidential Medal of Freedom. 

The breakfast not only honors the incredible achievements of Huerta, but it also celebrates and helps build the Latinx community at DePaul.  In the past, the breakfast has hosted keynote speakers such as Favianna Rodriguez, a transnational interdisciplinary artist and cultural organizer, and Carlos Tortorlero, founder and president of the National Museum of Mexican Art. All speakers brought to campus for the event have educated participants about issues relevant to the Latinx community. 

This year’s breakfast will take place on Wednesday, October 5th from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm in the Lincoln Park Student Center room 120AB.