Heath, Josephine

Heath, Josephine
Heath, Josephine, interviewee; Arroyo-Holmstrom, Linda, interviewer; Hernandez, Irle, videographer;
Date Recorded:
August 1, 2013
Date digitized:
August 1, 2013
Length of interview:
23 minutes, 23 seconds

Josephine Heath, who is the president of The Community Foundation Serving Boulder County, talks about growing up in California and Oregon and working in the fields. She describes her education and early work as a teacher, as well as her community and political involvement  including work with the YWCA, AAUW, Democratic Party, Clinica Campesina in Lafayette, migrant housing (Casa Esperanza) in Longmont, being a Boulder County Commissioner (starting in 1982), and chairing the Colorado Commission on Women. She talks about gender inequality and the struggle for women’s rights as well as the Latino community in Boulder County and the Community Foundation’s support for the Boulder County Latino History Project.

Penfield Tate.
Timothy Fuller.
Community Foundation Serving Boulder County, The (Boulder County, Colo.)
social justice.
Board of County Commissioners (Boulder County Colo.)
Hispanic Americans, Colorado, Boulder County.
minorities, Colorado, Boulder County.
nonprofit organizations, Colorado.
Original Format:
digital mini DV
This interview is part of a series about the Boulder County Latino community, done in collaboration with the Boulder County Latino History Project.
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