Today we want to wish Rosario Dawson, a lovely 35th birthday! She has led a wonderful acting career in which she has played many powerful, challenging female roles and continues to be a role model in the feminist community.
Dawson has strong familial roots in activism and has always been an avid supporter of several different organizations dedicated to immigration rights, women's rights, the environment, and so much more.
In addition to being an awesome social and environmental activist, Rosario, the actor, takes on the role of the influential female activist and labor leader, Dolores Huerta, in Cesar Chavez, a 2014 biopic directed by Diego Luna, which tells the story of the formation of the National Farm Workers Association in 1962.
When asked about the film, Dawson explained that, “A lot of the issues in this film are still very imminent: immigration, labor rights, and unions—watching the movie, it feels like you’re watching the news today. It’s really good for perspective and to see just how interconnected all of these things are. Dolores was a feminist before feminism was even a word! When I watch this movie, I feel like it’s Activism 101. The film really shows how together we can make a big impact and really help people—and how transformative that is." (Ocean Drive)
Dawson's performance is brilliant, of course, so you should see it! You can check the trailer here!