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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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Marquez, Sonia – OH1885

Sonia Marquez is the director for Northern Colorado of CIRC (Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition) and has set up youth groups in Longmont (LYFE) and Lafayette.  Her maternal grandparents came to Longmont around 1932 from northern New Mexico in a covered … Continue reading

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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

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Ramirez, Carmen – OH1880

Carmen Ramirez, born in Fort Worth, Texas, in 1960, is the program coordinator for the Community Relations Division of the City of Longmont. She also has been the head of the Latino Task Force of Boulder County and an active … Continue reading

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Perez, Arthur R. – OH 1882

“In the very beginning, when you’re little, you never notice. You know, you don’t pay attention to people, what color they are, what race they are. You just play, have fun with everyone else.” Continue reading

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