Tag Archives: Latinos

Battany, Phillip – OH2066

This interview is part of a series that focuses on football games, collectively known as the Hairy Bacon Bowl, that were played during the first half of the 1970s at the University of Colorado, Boulder. The teams were made up … Continue reading

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Ramos, Elvira – OH1894

Elvira Ramos is Director of Programs at The Community Foundation Serving Boulder County.  She talks about her experience of growing up in Indiana and her roots in Brownsville, Texas.  Her ancestors have lived in the Rio Grande Valley for many … Continue reading

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Dominguez, Harold – OH1925

Harold Dominguez, the city manager of Longmont, was born in Lubbock, Texas, in 1972 and grew up in the nearby town of Sundown. He talks about his upbringing and the people in his family who were mentors for him. After … Continue reading

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Velasco, Maria – OH1901

Maria Velasco is a program director at Intercambio de Communidades, a program that offers volunteer-taught English classes for adult immigrants, classes and workshops on life skills and citizenship, and cultural trainings and events for all community members. Maria is responsible … Continue reading

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Aranda, Elena – OH1887

Elena Aranda runs the Compañeras program at El Centro AMISTAD in Boulder, which helps to empower immigrant women. She describes the activities of her program, including nutritional, health, and English classes, and the history of AMISTAD’s founding. She was born … Continue reading

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Young, David B. (Atekpatzin) – OH1898

David Atekpatzin Young was born in 1956 and moved to Boulder in 1972 so his mother (Maria Dora Esquivel, an activist who died in May 2013) could attend the University of Colorado. In this interview he talks about his ethnic … Continue reading

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Shockency, Tony – OH1931

Tony Shockency, who had recently stepped down as Executive Director of the YMCA in Longmont, was born in North Minneapolis, Minnesota, in 1956. His family was mixed-race, and he grew up in a predominantly African-American neighborhood. He describes the discrimination … Continue reading

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Medina, Miguel – OH1878

Miguel Medina describes his childhood years in Puerto Rico, his immigration to the United States as a teenager, and challenging years in Cleveland and Chicago when he struggled to bring up seven children as a single parent. Eventually, he moved … Continue reading

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Moreno, Heriberto (Beto) – OH1897

Heriberto (Beto) Moreno, an engineer with IBM and one of the founders of El Comite in  Longmont, talks about his roots in Mexico, growing up in El Paso, Texas, how he gained an education, and how the Latino community in … Continue reading

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Silva, Dolores – OH1886

Dolores Silva is a long-time resident of Lafayette, Colorado.  She was born at home in Denver in 1929 with the assistance of a midwife.  Her mother was from Taos, New Mexico; she was part American Indian, and when orphaned as … Continue reading

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