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Foo, Lora Jo

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1951 January

Biography

Occupations: Lawyer; Labor organizer.

Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

Asian American Reproductive Justice Oral History Project oral histories

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00722
Abstract

The Asian American Reproductive Justice Oral History Project presents oral histories of Asian American women who have been active in the Reproductive Justice movement since the 1980s. The collection includes interviews, transcripts, photographs, published materials, author's note, and original grant proposal.

Dates of Materials: 2012-2014

Lora Jo Foo interviewed by Loretta J. Ross, December 16, 2006

 File — Box 18: [Barcode: 310183630031457]
Scope and Contents Foo describes a childhood in which gendered Chinese cultural norms combine with race and class discrimination to shape her emerging identity and educational options. She recounts theradicalizing effect of Asian American Studies in college and details her experiences in organizing immigrant women workers. Foo assesses the status of Asian American women’s organizations and reflects on the current state of progressive politics in the U.S. The interview concludes with a nod to the pleasure she...
Dates of Materials: December 16, 2006

Lora Jo Foo papers

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00561
Abstract

Lawyer; Labor organizer. Materials documenting Foo's activism in advocating for the rights of immigrant workers in the U.S., primarily via the Asian Law Caucus and Sweatshop Watch; plus published writings, speeches, and interviews.

Dates of Materials: 1973 - 2009

Voices of Feminism Oral History Project oral histories

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00535
Abstract

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