BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — California State University, Bakersfield and the CSU Chancellor’s Office honored civil rights icon Dolores Huerta this afternoon.
They honored Huerta with a bench, plaque and tree for her contributions to the community and for fighting for farmworkers’ rights. Last year to celebrate Huerta’s 90th birthday, the CSU commissioned a book in her honor, which was also handed out on campus Tuesday afternoon.
“To plant a tree, to put a bench, so that students – as they walk through campus through the decades – will remember this remarkable human being,” CSU Board of Trustees member Jean Picker Firstenberg said during the ceremony.
Dolores Huerta says education is extremely important to this country.