This mural, when completed, will have a strong impact on the Sacramento community. The women who are selected are role models, powerful women who have conquered many barriers, and have been on the frontlines of social justice. They are pioneers who fought and are fighting to dispel commonly held stereotypes about Latinas.

Samantha Anaya, President, Latino Democratic Club

The Sacramento Chicano Movement Oral History Project has documented the Sacramento Mexican/Chicano Movement of the 1960s, 70s, and 80s through the collection of 98 oral histories gifted to the Archives at California State University, Sacramento.  Our work has been to bring light to the historical significance of the Chicano Movement in Sacramento and the key role it played in the overall nation’s civil rights movement. Part of our purpose was to make their activist voices known and visible. This mural project too, will make role models visible.

If funded, this grant will highlight many local powerful Chicana/Latina women. The mural will expose young people to Chicana/o cultural history and values. Whether it’s through grassroots organizing or artistic self-celebration, Chicana/Latina women have been working for decades to create better lives for those who share their heritage and culture.

Lorena Marquez & David Rasul, Board Members, Sacramento Chicano Movement Oral History