WASHINGTON, DC -- In commemoration of the ground-breaking exhibition at the Smithsonian Institution's National Portrait Gallery honoring civil rights leaders and United Farm Workers co-founder Dolores Huerta, the nation's poet laureate Juan Felipe Herrera read newly-commissioned poems focusing on the life and work of the iconic labor leader. Poets Arlene Biala and Diana García also participated.
"If no one else does it, we'll do it. Sí se puede, Dolores. Bottom line still in 2016, more food more clean water…walk the street with us into history. Get off the sidewalk, work for justice," went part of the poem they read at the March 9 event.