Oral history interview with Graciela Sanchez

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.sanche04
Creators:
Sanchez, Graciela I.
Cordova, Cary
Recuerdos Orales: Interviews of the Latino Art Community in Texas
Dates:
2004 June 25-July 2
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
91 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of Graciela Sanchez conducted 2004 June 25-July 2, by Cary Cordova, for the Archives of American Art, in San Antonio, Tex.
Scope and Contents
Sánchez speaks of her family background, her family's move to Chicago, return to San Antonio, and cultural traditions; San Antonio's Chili Queens; activism in the community; high school, attending Yale University; MEChA; Gloria Anzaldúa and This Bridge Called My Back; working for the Southwest Voter Registration Project; MALDEF, Mexican American Legal Defense; the foundation of Esperanza Peace and Justice Center with Susan Guerra and others; going to Cuba to study film; the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center; the values of being "buena gente," "good people"; Ellas, a Latina lesbian organization; working with Amy Kastely, lawyer; Mujer Artes; her film "No Porque lo Diga Fidel Castro"; working for AIDS prevention/education; the newsletter "The Interchange" which became "La Voz de Esperanza"; Stonehaven Ranch, a retreat location; the film screenings "Other America"; the complete de-funding of Esperanza in 1997 and the four year litigation with the city of San Antonio; trying to save the building La Gloria and other endeavors taken on by the Esperanza; the Cuentos Project and recent events sponsored by the Esperanza. Sánchez also recalls Audre Lorde, Luz Calvo, Eduardo Diaz, Liliana Wilson Grez, Cherríe Moraga, Cynthia Perez, Genevieve Vaughn, Franco Mondini-Ruiz, and others.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Graciela Sanchez (1960- ) is an arts activist and the executive director of the Esperanza Peace and Justice Center in San Antonio, Tex. Cary Cordova (1970- ) is an art historian from Austin, Tex.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
This interview is part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and administrators.

General
General
Originally recorded on 5 sound discs. Duration is 5 hr., 30 min.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.

Keywords
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Arts administrators -- Texas -- San Antonio -- Interviews Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mexican American artists Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Gay artists -- Texas -- Interviews Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hispanic American women artists Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Wilson, Liliana, 1953- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mondini-Ruiz, Franco, 1961- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Anzaldúa, Gloria Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Lorde, Audre. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Calvo, Luz María Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Moraga, Cherríe Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Guerra, Susan Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Kasterly, Amy Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Diaz, Eduardo Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Perez, Cynthia Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Vaughn, Genevieve Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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