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Cuerda, Maria


Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Activist Life Oral History Project oral histories

Identifier: SSC-MS-00641
Overview A collection of life histories of women who have dedicated their lives to social and political activism. Fifteen interviews, conducted by Smith College students, document both the diversity and the persistence of women's activism, as organizers and as cultural workers, in a variety of social movements such as women's health, economic justice, LGBT liberation, peace, education, and environmental sustainability.
Dates of Materials: 2008 - 2009

Cuerda, Maria, 2008

 File — Multiple Containers
Overview In this oral history, Cuerda covers her relationship to her hometown, to her mother, and her experience being a young mother. She speaks about her relationship to feminism and her mother and grandmother's disdain for feminism. She mentions how she came to see the need and importance of focusing her work on what is happening in the United States, rather than what is happening outside of our borders. She speaks of her work building trust among the immigrant community in Springfield, how she...
Dates of Materials: 2008