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See documentary ‘Dolores,’ sign up to vote at Kenton County Public Library event in Covington Sept. 22

Kentuckians For The Commonwealth, along with LULAC Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky Justice and Peace Committee, Intercommunity Justice and Peace Center, Mother of God Parish Education Committee, and Mass Action for Black Liberation welcomes the community to join a free showing of the critically acclaimed film Dolores.

Participants will have an opportunity to register to vote at this event.

This documentary covers the life and work of civil rights icon Dolores Huerta. 

The film will be shown on September 22 at the Kenton County Public Library at 502 Scott Street in Covington at 2 p.m. in the BB&T room, with a discussion to follow.

The event will have food and drinks provided by Mother of God Parish’s Education Committee during the event, and a discussion moderated by professor Irene Encarnacion will follow the film.

The discussion will feature a panel of other Latino community activists from the region, including Monick Chia, a DACA recipient who is attending the University of Cincinnati Law School, Heyra Avila, a paralegal at Wanglaw and DACA recipient, and a representative of LULAC’s Cincinnati Chapter, the largest and longest active Latino civil rights organization in the United States.

All panelists are representing themselves or a sponsoring organization.

The event is aimed at sharing the story of this fearless woman, her work advocating for workers’, women’s, immigrants, and civil rights, and the challenges she has overcome for herself, her family, and others. The panel will discuss what lessons we can take away from her example, and how her work remains relevant today.

Panelist Monick Chia is excited to hear the reactions everyone will have to this film. She also hopes people will, “look at her accomplishments and strive to be more like her” in order to, “be a voice that makes change.”

Information from sponsoring organizations and others will be available at the event, as well as a chance to register to vote in the upcoming election for citizens living in Kentucky, Ohio, and Indiana.

For more information about the event, please contact Leo Calderon with Northern Kentucky Justice and Peace Committee at 859-802-6378.

RSVP for the event on Facebook.

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