Leandra Ramm | Mezzo-Soprano

‘Dolores’ Opera Workshop | West Edge Opera

Date(s) - January 9, 2023
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm -

Three years into the Delano Grape Strike that brought the Chicano Civil Rights movement to the national stage, United Farm Workers co-founder Dolores Huerta saw an opportunity for coalition-building and change.

From March until June of 1968, she canvassed tirelessly for Senator Kennedy’s presidential campaign, organizing rallies up and down the state of California. That future crumbled when Bobby was shot. Dolores is the untold story of rebirth in the wake of tragedy.

The composer is a cousin to Huerta and has spent time with her, learning her story.