Dolores Huerta, who co-founded the United Farm Workers of America and fought tirelessly for women's rights, is marking a big milestone: her 80th birthday. Since no mere cake will do on such on occasion, a whole host of musicians and singers and celebrities and public figures are gathering together at the Greek Theatre to applaud her on her special day. It's all happening on Friday, Aug. 13.
Proceeds from the "Weaving Movements Together" Benefit Concert will aid the Dolores Huerta Foundation. Read more about the foundation's goals.
The line-up at the mics: Carlos Santana, for one. Lila Downs, who lent her exquisite voice to the "Frida" soundtrack. Pete Escovedo and Zack de la Rocha, too. And Martin Sheen. And Mayor Villaraigosa. And other celebrities who've lent support to Ms. Huerta and important causes throughout the years.
One of the most interesting parts of the evening is that several birthday bashes will be going on around the nation, all at the same time. The concert will be broadcast at each.
We should mention that Ms. Huerta celebrated her 80th, officially, in the spring. But shouldn't all birthdays last a few months, especially the ones kicking off a decade? A fine policy.