Oral history interview, Kelly Sarceno, 2013 (video and transcript)
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.
Kelly was born to Guatemalan parents who had come first to California and then to Colorado. She attended elementary and middle schools in Longmont and went to Niwot High School for her freshman year. She was unhappy there because of racist attitudes on the part of white students who made her feel ashamed of being a Latina. For the next two years she went Skyline High School in Longmont, where she felt accepted. She had just finished the Pre-Collegiate Program at the University of Colorado at Boulder (CU-Boulder), to help prepare students of color for college. Kelly hoped to attend CU-Boulder after graduating from high school, though she felt that white students did not accept people of color there. She was active in LYFE (Longmont Youth for Equality), organized by CIRC (Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition), which worked for political change and to help people in the community. In the interview she talked about how students of color are made to feel unwelcome in white-dominated schools and about what is wrong with the current political situation.
Oral history, Kelly Sarceno, born 1995
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Maria Rogers Oral History Program at Carnegie Branch Library for Local History, Boulder Public Library