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Ross, Loretta J.


Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Betita Martinez interviewed by Loretta J. Ross, March 3, 2006 and August 6, 2006

 File — Box 30: [Barcode: 310183630031606]
Scope and Contents

This oral history offers a general overview of Martinez' life and work. Martinez reviews her childhood and her political experiences from SNCC forward. She discusses the difficulty of sustaining left groups in the face of sectarianism and government infiltration. Martinez comments on current domestic and international politics and reflects on tensions between her activism and her role as a single parent. (Transcript 70 pp.)

Dates of Materials: March 3, 2006 and August 6, 2006

Graciela Sanchez interviewed by Loretta Ross, February 22-23, 2005

 File — Box 50: [Barcode: 310183630031382]
Scope and Contents In this oral history, Sánchez describes her childhood in a close-knit extended, egalitarian working-class family, noting especially her mother's influence on her core values. She recounts her political development and activity at Yale, the difficulty of her coming out process, and her involvement in Chicano organizing projects and filmmaking. Sánchez details the development of the Esperanza Center, including the political and funding challenges of sustaining a multi-issue organization led by...
Dates of Materials: February 22-23, 2005

Luz Alvarez Martinez interviewed by Loretta J. Ross, December 6-7, 2004

 File — Box 31: [Barcode: 310183630031671]
Scope and Contents In this oral history, Martinez describes her childhood immersed in the Catholic culture of Mexican immigrants in California. She describes an emotionally difficult marriage. She traces her decades of political work and details current programs of the National Latina Health Organization. Martinez recounts moments of cooperation and tension between women of color and mainstream women's groups as well as among women of color. Her story underscores the centrality of Self-Help to her life and...
Dates of Materials: December 6-7, 2004