Faith CoLab: Tapestry of Faith: What We Choose: An Adult Program on Ethics for Unitarian Universalists

Activity 4: Dolores Huerta

Part of What We Choose

Activity time: 25 minutes

Materials for Activity

Preparation for Activity

  • Print the story, "Dolores Huerta." Prepare to read it aloud or prearrange with a volunteer to do so, and give the volunteer the story in advance.
  • Write on newsprint, and post:
    • What surprises or intrigues you about Huerta's story?
    • What were the impediments or challenges she faced as a leader for farm workers rights?
    • Why might she have felt compelled to act, despite such challenges? What was at stake, and why did it matter?
    • How does her work reflect Welch's ethic of risk?
    • How did her actions and those of the farm workers create possibilities for further action?
    • What sustained/sustains Huerta in the face of defeat or failure of a particular action?
  • Copy the story for all participants.

Description of Activity

Distribute and then read the story, "Dolores Huerta," aloud or have a volunteer to read it. Invite questions, observations, and comments. Guide a discussion using the questions you have posted on newsprint.