En este programa de MendoLatino, entrevistamos a Claudia Portillo, Ester Hernández y Cindy Mata sobre la importancia de la memoria histórica de los y las inmigrantes de Centro America que ahora viven en California. Todas son educadoras que han luchado para que se incorpore material curricular sobre Centro America en las escuelas de California.
Ancestry TV Commercial
Claudia A. Portillo participated in an Ancestry TV commercial to tell the story of her Tía Amalia, a Salvadoran-born WWII nurse who lived and worked in San Francisco in the 1940s caring for soldiers returning home from the war. Amalia was part of a group of minority nurses allowed to join the U.S. labor force to alleviate the nurse shortage during WWII.
Stories that Inspire is a Raíces Community History project, and part of the Stories of the Ancestors, Stories of Healing project initiatives.
Central American Studies: K-12 Professional Development Series
Claudia A. Portillo presented Critical Family History to Los Angeles teachers at the Jane B. Eisner Middle School, part of the Camino Nuevo Charter Academy network, who are taking part in a professional development program through the UCLA History-Geography Project, a site of the California History Social Science Project.