New on CSRC Post: "Laura Esquival: A Latina Lesbian Activist's Archival Story"

In the latest addition to CSRC Post, Vanessa Esperanza Quintero, UCLA library and information science graduate student and CSRC Latina Futures graduate fellow, writes about her discoveries while working with the Laura Esquival Papers at the CSRC. The collection is being processed as part of the Latina Futures, 2050 Lab, a multifaceted research project investigating Latinas’ experiences in the labor market, their participation in civic leadership, and their well-being. The project also calls attention to the underdocumented roles that activists like Esquival, a Latina lesbian, played in the nation’s early racial and gender justice movements. In her piece, Quintero explores Esquival's work with nonprofit organizations that have served the Latina/o and LGBTQ+ communities from the 1980s to the present day.

Read "Laura Esquivel: A Latina Lesbian Activist’s Archival Story" on the CSRC Post.