Yolanda Lopez was born in San Diego, California, in 1942. She is a well-known writer and artist.
In Homenaje a Dolores Huerta: Women’s Work is Never Done, Yolanda Lopez commemorates Dolores Huerta, who was known as the co-founder and the first vice president of The United Farms Workers Union (UFW). Dolores Huerta and many other female workers organized protests against unsafe working environments and the unjust wage gaps in California. In the picture, we see that the women workers wear veils to protect themselves from the toxic, sometimes lethal, chemicals used in agriculture. As aptly points out by Judith L. Huacuja, through her work, Lopez encapsulates “a class of women at risk for being marginalized, women who because of their migrant-labor status are relegated to a borderlands means of existence.” 1
Yolanda Lopez, Homenaje a Dolores Huerta: Women’s Work is Never Done, 1995, silkscreen print.