David Starr Jordan Middle School To Be Renamed Dolores Huerta

Photo by Charles Hirsch / Burbank Leader
The Burbank board of education unanimously approved the renaming of David Starr Jordan Middle School after civil rights activist Dolores Huerta, who advocated for rights of women, immigrants and workers.

The nearly two-year-long process of renaming David Starr Jordan Middle School finally came to an end during a Burbank Unified School District meeting on Thursday.
The board of education unanimously approved to name the school after civil rights activist Dolores Huerta, who co-founded the National Farmworkers Association along with Cesar Chavez and advocated for rights of women, immigrants and workers and is known for coining the motto, “Sí se puede,” which translates to, “Yes we can.” The phrase became a rally cry for the NFA and many other activist groups.
The School Facility Naming Committee received more than 900 responses from the community and narrowed it down to five names: Mariposa, Amelia Earheart, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Barbara Jordan and Huerta.
Board members favored Jordan and Huerta and ultimately chose the latter because of the impact she made in California.

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