CU Chicanx/Latinx History Collection
CU Chicanx History Collection
Session 1B: El Movimiento and Activism at CU Boulder
Cruz, Jessie De La
Teaching Associate Professor, Music and Recorded Sound Archivist, Director of the American Music Research Center at CU Boulder
Associate Professor, Women & Gender Studies and Faculty Director, Miramonte Arts & Sciences Program, CU Boulder
Guerrero, Raquel Hernandez
PhD candidate, Comparative Ethnic Studies, CU Boulder
BA Political Science and Ethnic Studies '22, CU Boulder
1 video : color, sound; 56:59
presentations (communicative events)
"Chicana Leadership and Activism on CU's Campus and in the Colorado Chicano Movement." This presentation explores the leadership of several Chicana activists at CU Boulder before, during, and after the Los Seis de Boulder bombings, including Neva Romero, who died in the first bombing on May 27, 1974. This research is part of a larger effort led by Professor Montoya and her student research assistants to produce a work of scholarship documenting the political and community activism of Chicanas throughout Colorado.
00:00 Jessie De La Cruz begins the session; 03:45 Celeste Montoya begins the presentation titled "Chicana Leadership & Activism on CU's Campus and in the Colorado Chicano Movement"; 04:36 Celeste talks about intersectionality used to analyze Latina leaders and the challenges they encounter; 08:25 Celeste and her co-presenters provide the biographies of six Chicana activist students from CU Boulder. Celeste starts with Becky Marrujo; 12:35 Raquel Hernandez Guerrero talks about the background of Flor Lovato Saiz; 17:18 Maria Martinez talks about Priscilla Falcon; 21:07 Celeste talks about Neva Romera; 27:55 Celeste talks about Maria Isidorita; 33:10 Raquel talks about Deborah Espinosa; 39:00 Celeste concludes the presentation by highlighting the importance of each woman's story; 40:55 Jesse opens the presentation up for questions. Anthony asks if any of the activists discussed during the presentation were inspired by the 1951 Empire Zinc mining strike; 45:20 Jesse asks another question from the audience, that being, which archives were used to find resources about Chicana movements and women?; 49:00 Jesse asks a question from the audience, that being, what is the criteria to select a story to cover and whether the project is limited to Colorado; 50:49 Jesse asks another audience member's question, that being, how do we ensure these narratives are shared beyond our Colorado ethnic studies courses?; 53:20 Jesse reminds the audience that Mateo Vela was unable to make it to the presentation. She asks one final question from the audience, that being, was Celeste able to dig deeper into Ramero's background during an election takeover?; 55:40 Celeste offers her email address if the audience has more questions and the presentation ends.
Mexican American women
Primary sources (Historical sources)
Los Seis de Boulder
Session 1B 11.6.2021.mp4
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