Vázquez, Carmen M.
Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:
File — Box: 60
Scope and Contents In this oral history, Vázquez describes her early childhood in Puerto Rico and growing up in New York City, first on the Lower East Side, then in Harlem. Vázquez is forthcoming about her personal life during this time and covers issues such as racism, family dynamics, religion and sexuality. Vázquez describes her political awakening and early activism, beginning with the student protests at City College and Puerto Rican independence efforts. She describes in depth her movement from anti-racism...
Dates of Materials: May 12-13, 2005 and August 25, 2005
Overview Lesbian activist. The Carmen Vázquez Papers document Vazquez's activism for gay and lesbian rights; they include materials pertaining to gay and lesbian health issues, as well as Vazquez's interest and involvement in broader issues of race and class. The collection includes diaries, correspondence, biographical information, an interview, photographs, memorabilia, writings speeches.
Dates of Materials: 1951 - 2011
File — Box: 3
Scope and Contents In this two-hour conversation, Allison and Vázquez tell stories of young adulthood and realizing “who they are,” share their journeys through 1970s and 80s feminisms in San Francisco, explore the extensive emphasis on androgyny and hostility towards butch-femme within the lesbian community, and reflect on current debates within the lesbian community over trans identities. (Transcript 48 pp.)
Dates of Materials: November 19, 2007
Overview This collection contains raw footage created by N'Dieye Danavall, an Atlanta-based feminist film maker whose work focuses on transforming experiences of people of color. The footage is from her film Listen Up! New Voices for Reproductive Justice, which documents several women of color and feminist groups as they organize for the 2004 March for Women's Lives. The documentary features SisterLove, SisterSong, the National Center for Human Rights Education, NARAL...
Dates of Materials: 2004
Overview Oral History Project documenting the persistence and diversity of organizing for women in the United States. Narrators include labor, peace, and anti-racism activists; artists and writers; lesbian rights advocates; grassroots anti-violence and anti-poverty organizers; and women of color reproductive justice leaders. Interviews cover childhood, personal life, and political work. Most oral histories consist of audiovisual recordings and transcripts, plus some background information.
Dates of Materials: 1990-2014