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Thursday, August 08

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

FREE Movie Screening – DOLORES: An award winning​ documentary exploring the life and legacy of activist Dolores Huerta.

As part of a monthly film series, Hanna Institute will host the documentary DOLORES - an award winning film about Dolores Huerta, one of the most important, yet least known civil rights activists of our time. This FREE movie screening is the official kick off event for a larger community celebration planned for September - when Dolores Huerta will be at Hanna to celebrate National Hispanic Heritage month.


The film will be in English with Spanish subtitles.

5:45 – Doors Open
6:00 – Movie Screening

To RSVP for this FREE screening please click here:

About the Film
Dolores Huerta was an equal partner in founding the first farm workers union with César Chávez. Tirelessly leading the fight for racial and labor justice, Huerta evolved into one of the most defiant feminists of the 20th century — and she continues the fight to this day, in her late 80s. With unprecedented access to this intensely private mother of 11, Peter Bratt’s film Dolores chronicles Huerta’s life from her childhood in Stockton, California to her early years with the United Farm Workers, from her work with the headline-making grape boycott launched in 1965 to her role in the feminist movement of the ’70s, to her continued work as a fearless activist.
Featuring interviews with Gloria Steinem, Luis Valdez, Angela Davis, her children and more, Dolores is an intimate and inspiring portrait of a passionate champion of the oppressed and an indomitable woman willing to accept the personal sacrifices involved in committing one’s life to social change.

DOLORES Official Theatrical Trailer

**Official Selection—US Documentary Competition—Sundance Film Festival 2017**

**WINNER—Audience Award, Best Doc—San Francisco Intl. Film Festival**

**Official Selection—Hotdocs**

**WINNER—Audience Award, Best Doc—Montclair Film Festival**

**WINNER—Best Doc—Seattle International Film Festival**

**Official Selection—AFI Docs**


Thursday, September 12

7:30 AM - 9:00 AM

Dolores Huerta Comes to Hanna!

In celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month, Hanna Institute will proudly host the indomitable Dolores Huerta at the Hanna Boys Center campus on September 12, 2019.    

As co-founder of the United Farm Workers of America, Dolores Huerta is one of the most influential social equity activists and leaders of the 20th century. As president and founder of the Dolores Huerta Foundation, she continues to work tirelessly as an advocate for the working poor, women and children. Ms. Huerta travels across the country to influence legislation that supports equality and defends civil rights.

Ms. Huerta will begin her day with us speaking at the Hanna Institute’s Breakfast Speaker Series from 7:30-9:00 am. Following breakfast, Ms. Huerta will speak with local Sonoma Valley youth and our students at the Hanna Boys Center. In the evening, she will be our honored guest at a free community celebration held entirely in Spanish and offering music, food and connection!

Tickets and detailed information coming soon!

Interested in supporting Ms. Huerta’s visit to Sonoma Valley? Consider serving as an event sponsor! Contact Tom Coughlan, or 707.933.2833 to learn more.


Thursday, September 12

5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

La Resiliencia de la Comunidad Latina

Hanna Institute presenta: La Resiliencia de la Comunidad Latina con la invitada especial Dolores Huerta El jueves, 12 de septiembre 2019, Hanna Institute tiene el gran orgullo de darle la bienvenida a la increíble Dolores Huerta. Ella va a ser nuestra oradora destacada para la celebración.    

Ella fue la cofundadora de United Farm Workers of America (Union de trabajadores de campo o UFW por sus siglas en español), Dolores Clara Fernández Huerta es una de las activistas laborales más influyentes de esta generación y un líder del movimiento de derechos civiles para los chicanos y las mujeres.

A lo largo de sus esfuerzos con el UFW, la señora Huerta organizó trabajadores, negoció contratos y abogó por condiciones de trabajo seguras. Como fundadora y presidenta de la Fundación Dolores Huerta, continúa trabajando incansablemente defendiendo y abogando por los de trabajos laborales, los de menos recursos, las mujeres, los jóvenes y los niños. Huerta viaja por todo el país influyendo en la legislación que apoyan la igualdad y defiende los derechos civiles desarrollando la próxima generación de líderes de justicia social.

¡Acompáñanos mientras la señora Huerta comparte sus increíbles historias y lecciones para inspirar acción, cooperación y transformación para superar el trauma y cambiar vidas!


Habrán actividades para niños, música, presentaciones, venta de comida y mucho más.

Hanna Institute presents:

The Resilience of the Latin Community with special guest Dolores Huerta

On Thursday, September 12, 2019, Hanna Institute is very honored to welcome the amazing Dolores Huerta. She is going to be our outstanding speaker for the celebration.

She was the co-founder of United Farm Workers of America, Dolores Clara Fernández Huerta is one of the most influential labor activists of this generation and a leader in the civil rights movement for Chicanos and women.

Throughout her work with the UFW, Huerta organized workers, negotiated contracts, and advocated for safe working conditions. As founder and president of the Dolores Huerta Foundation, she continues to work tirelessly advocating for the underrepresented labor workers, women, and children. Ms. Huerta travels across the country influencing legislation that supports equality and defends civil rights and developing the next generation of social justice leaders.

Join us as Ms. Huerta shares her incredible stories and lessons to inspire action, cooperation and transformation to overcome trauma and change lives!


There will be activities for children, music, other presentations, food sales and much more.

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Thursday, December 05

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Rhythmic Mind – Therapeutic Hip Hop

Growing up within the multitude of environmental challenges facing marginalized communities, many youth experience tremendous amounts of trauma over the course of their upbringing. This trauma can significantly impede their pyscho-social and emotional development, limit their capacity to form and maintain meaningful relationships, and disrupt their ability to self-regulate. These youth are often resistant to and uninspired by conventional methods of talk therapy.

Rhythmic Mind applies a custom designed curriculum using the cutting-edge modality of Hip-Hop Therapy to bridge this gap and provide effective trauma informed services for this often underserved population.

Join Hanna Institute for a deeply immersive evening event where Founders Max Kline and Jonah Scott will demonstrate how teens and young adults engage in their own empowerment and inspiration through Group Process, Lyric Writing and Beat Production. By integrating a variety of therapeutic modalities including narrative, solution focused, somatic, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and transpersonal, Rhythmic Mind engages the mind, body and spirit to facilitate a holistic process of healing and transformation.

Light appetizers will be served.