Oral history interview, Clara Perez-Mendez, 2004 (video and summary)
Boulder County Latino History Project, Maria Rogers Oral History Program, and Carnegie Branch Library for Local History, Boulder Public Library. Click on the above link to access complete bibliographic information.
Family background and childhood in the border town of Tijuana (Mexico); move to the United States in 1975; learning to speak English while living in Las Cruces (New Mexico; Hispanic American population and Hispanic immigrant population in Boulder; reasons that people immigrate to the United States; lack of awareness of Hispanic people in Boulder; the kind of discrimination that Hispanic people in Boulder experience; learning to speak English and maintaining knowledge of Spanish; growth of Hispanic population in Boulder during the 1990s; People's Clinic; San Juan del Centro Clinic; Safehouse; EFAA [Emergency Family Assistance Association]; Blue Sky Bridge; Boulder Valley School District and Spanish-speaking parents who have special-needs children; Child Find; Family Learning Center; process of becoming a U.S. citizen; work on Boulder Master Plan Committee; her company (Puentes Culturales); awards received
Oral history, Clara Perez-Mendez
People Shown or Mentioned:
Clara Perez-Mendez; Audrey Fishman Franklin; Susan Moore; Arty Dixon; Alejandro Perez; Esther Blazon; Betsey Raider
Location of Original:
Maria Rogers Oral History Program at Carnegie Branch Library for Local History, Boulder Public Library