This month we celebrated ten years of building stronger, healthier communities in the Rio Grande Valley with a special 10th Anniversary Gala.
The night brought together historic figures in the farmworker movement like Dolores Huerta–who has dedicated her life to social justice–with new LUPE leaders like Norma Salinas–who is just realizing her capacity to create change.
|UFW co-founder Dolores Huerta with LUPE leaders. Our leaders have made LUPE's 10 years successful. Help us ensure another 10 years of successes by donating today.|
Old friends reminisced over past farmworker victories–among them banning the short handled hoe and gaining clean toilets and drinking water in the fields–while new members celebrated recent LUPE victories, like bringing solar-powered streetlights to 13 Hidalgo County colonias.
The capstone of the night came when Dolores Huerta urged each guest to become a strong voice and create the change that Texas needs. She led the crowd in chanting “Si Se Puede” and reminded guests that the power lies in us.
Our sincere thanks to everyone who contributed toward making the night a hug success. It is a tribute to the unity and solidarity built by the farmworker movement. It shows that the successes of the past 10 years are based not on the contribution of one or two individuals, but on an organized community dedicated to social justice. Thank you for being part of that community.
Consider making a donation and help us ensure another 10 years of victories to come.
Special Projects Coordinator
La Union del Pueblo Entero
P.S. – Enjoy pictures from the evening on our Facebook page here. You don't need a Facebook account to view the photos.