Dolores Huerta was born in Dawson in New Mexico, USA. A teacher, lifelong labour activist, community organiser, and feminist, she co-founded the Stockton, California, chapter of the Community Service Organisation and founded the Agricultural Workers Association. She and César Chávez co-founded and led the National Farm Workers Association, which became United Farm Workers of America. Huerta heads the Dolores Huerta Foundation, developing grassroots community organisers and national leaders. She received the Eleanor Roosevelt Award for Human Rights, the Ellis Island Medal of Honour and was inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame. She was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom.