Tag Archives: social justice

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

Posted in Boulder County Latino History | Tagged , , , , , , | Comments Off on Shockency, Tony – OH1931

Ramirez, Albert – OH1899

Dr. Albert Ramirez is a social psychologist and has served as chair of the ethnic studies department at the University of Colorado as well as the associate dean of its graduate school and the associate vice chancellor for academic affairs. … Continue reading

Posted in Boulder County Latino History | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Ramirez, Albert – OH1899

Moreno, Marta Valenzuela – OH1881

Marta Valenzuela Moreno is the Executive Director of El Comité, a non-profit organization that focuses on helping underserved people in Longmont, primarily Latinos, solve legal problems, achieve citizenship, recoup wages, and overcome unfair treatment among other services. She talks about … Continue reading

Posted in Boulder County Latino History | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Moreno, Marta Valenzuela – OH1881

Heath, Josephine – OH1888

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 … Continue reading

Posted in Boulder County Latino History | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Heath, Josephine – OH1888

Ball, Betty – OH1233

Places: Boulder   Topics: childhood experiences with civil rights issues, attending George Williams College on the South Side of Chicago in the 1960s, work at Hull House in Chicago, The Boulder Communication Center (alternative resource center for hippies and transients), … Continue reading

Posted in Women Activists | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Ball, Betty – OH1233

Sell, Mary and Ray – OH1600

Long-time Boulder activists Mary and Ray Sell talk about their early lives, their move to Boulder in 1975, and their involvement with peace and social justice issues, which resulted in them being awarded the 1998 Peacemakers of the Year Award … Continue reading

Tagged , , , , , , | Comments Off on Sell, Mary and Ray – OH1600

Reading to End Racism – OH1557

Reading to End Racism is a local group that helps children learn about and overcome racism by sending people to schools where they read books that deal with racism to the children and lead discussions about the books as well … Continue reading

Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Reading to End Racism – OH1557