Voces de Liberación: Latinas and Politics in Southern California

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The exhibit will run from April 27, 2017- June 21, 2017 in the Salz-Pollak Atrium Gallery of Pollak Library.

About the Curator

Jael Muller is a graduate student in the Department of History at California State University, Fullerton.

About the Exhibit

Voces de Liberación: Latinas and Politics in Southern California profiles nine women: Theresa Smith of the Law Enforcement Accountability Network (LEAN); America Bracho; of Latino Health Access, Rose Espinoza of Rosie’s Garage; Antonia Hernández Executive Director of the California Community Foundation; Nury Martinez Los Angeles City Councilwoman; Helen Torres, director of Hispanas Organized for Political Equality ; Ada Briceño labor union leader and founder of Orange County Communities Organized for Responsible Development (OCCORD); Michele Martinez Santa Ana City Councilwoman; Angelica Salas, Executive Director of Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles (CHIRLA). To tell their stories, the exhibition includes photographs, personal artifacts, and oral history audio clips. The exhibition will be on view from April 27 through June 21, 2017.

This Exhibition developed from oral histories collected for COPH’s “Women, Politics, and Activism Project,” directed by Dr. Natalie Fousekis. Under the supervision of Dr. Margie Brown-Coronel, students in the Graduate Seminar in Public History installed the exhibition and developed all the programming accompanying the exhibition. The Department of History and the Center for Oral and Public History seek to combine the strengths of history, oral history and public history to build better connections between Cal State Fullerton and the local, national, and global communities.

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The curator wishes to thank Trish Campbell, Exhibit Program Coordinator and Library Marketing student assistants, Kamille Torres and Karen Vazquez, in addition to the library exhibit students Cristina Omidsalar, Emily Pillai, Renee Jean, and Mariana Peñaloza for their assistance.

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