Born as Ray Mendoza on July 2, 1951, was born of Puerto Rican and Venezuelan descent. She was given the name Sylvia Rivera by a local community of drag queens and spent her career fighting for solidarity between transgender people, queer people of color, homeless people, and sex workers. Sylvia Rivera was one of the “street queens” living in New York, and is known as one of the most famous street youth who fought back during the police raid at Stonewall. Modern day, Rivera has come to personify the aspirations and flaws of the modern gay liberation movement.
On October 21st of 1925, I entered into the musical climate of Havana, Cuba. Me han dado el nombre de Celia de la Caridad Cruz Alfonso. Within my first moments in the world, I was welcomed by mother, Catalina Alfonso Cruz, and my father, Simon Cruz. I was raised in a house of 14 children, including my three siblings and other relatives, within a poor neighborhood by the name of Santos Suarez. As a child, I had a true love for music as I would often listen to the radio, go to ballrooms, and sing the younger children to sleep. I was known for singing in community events and competing in singing contests. Recognition of my voice came when I sung “Nostalgia”, a tango song, in La Hora de Té. My father believed
Rebekah Cortes-Rios, an eighteen year old student, was born in Watsonville CA. At the age of five her parents decided to move to Madera in search of a better life. She has three female siblings, two older ones and a younger sibling. She enjoys having animals and looking after them, she has three dogs, two doves and a kitten. In high school she was involved in various clubs and volunteer activities that helped the community of Madera. Some of her hobbies include reading, learning german, dancing bachata and editing home-made videos.
Maria likes to listen to music like Michael Jackson and Diana Ross. She was able to listen to this music because of the help of A-track, record player, 45’s, and the radio. Her favorite television shows were Bewitched, The Brady Bunch, and I Love Jenie. She really liked the Brady Bunch because it was one of the shows that were funny and that had good music backgrounds. Her family didn’t go to the movies like we do now, that was because she didn’t really work for her money and she didn’t like movies as much.
Rivera begins her paper by simply giving the reader a list of many of the works Denise Chavez has written during her literary career. It is through this list
Today Miss Cortes decided to take the children to Lincoln Park for a family day out. It was Ms. Cortes, Mr. Perez (the children's father), Nicholas, Messiah and Jordan. I met the family in front of Project Home at 6pm and then we walked to Lincoln Park. When we got to the park Mr. Perez left to go to the store to get snacks and water and took Jordan with him. He did not came back until 8:15pm. This left Ms. Cortes to deal with Nicolas and Messiah on her own. Before entering the playground area, Ms. Cortes told the boys they were not allowed to get wet and do not leave the play area. They children all wanted to play on different things at first . Jordan wanted to get on the swing, Messiah wanted to play on the train and Nicholas went over to the sliding board. Ms. Cortes found a breach in the middle of the play ground were she could keep on eye on all of them and left her bags. She walked over to Jordan and pushed him on the wing for a few minutes. When he asked to get down she brought him over to the bench. Mr. Perez than walked over and told Ms. Cortes he was going to the
Juanita Craft was born in Round Rock, Texas. She was an activist and politician. Craft received many awards through her years of hard work. Born in 1902, Craft went through the struggles of segregation and racial discrimination.
Dr.Catalina Esperanza Garcia has been many things. She has been a trailblazer, educator, philanthropist. She also was one of the first Hispanic women to graduate to become a doctor. She also was considered an important Hispanic figure.
Selena Quintanilla’s music was inspired by a lot of people before she came around and then inspired a lot of people that came after her. She began just playing in her family band at her father’s restaurant on the weekends. Her father had always had the dream of being a musician but it never worked out for him and due to that he really wanted his children to be more successful in that industry than he was. As soon as Selena started singing people started recognizing the fact that she had some serious talent. People started showing up more on days that she would sing and they decided to start booking gigs around the state.
Guadalupe Quintanilla was 12 years old, her and her family moved from Mexico to Brownsville, Texas and she was enrolled into school there. She was labeled retarded because she took an IQ test in English and could not understand the English language. After months of humiliation, her grandfather agreed to let Lupe stay home and help him be his eyes. As time passed, she married at 16 to a Mexican-American and gave birth to three children years later. Once her children were enrolled in school, they told Lupe that her children were slow learners. She didn’t understand how they were slow learners when at home, they were so smart. This inspired Lupe to take an English course at a university in which would help her teach her children at home. This
For anyone, especially children it is easy to become attached to a place and to call it home. As they grow up and make memories that are associated with a particular place it can be hard for them to leave that place especially if it is involuntarily. How would you feel, if you had to had to leave your home, leave all your memories? Julia Alvarez found out her answer to this question after her family was forced to flee Dominican Republic and settle permanently in the United States. The involvement of Julia’s father in an underground movement to remove Dominican Republic's ruthless dictator Rafael trujillo made this move necessary once his participation was discovered ("Julia Alvarez Biography"). Julia was forced not only to leave her childhood
I am a girl in the 7th grade who loves many things. I love girl scouts and I am a people person. I think that I am a people person because I like to talk a lot to other people. I would talk about all kinds of things. Like what I am thinking of and what happened in the past. I love the color green and I got that on my test! Well my color is mint green, but like the same thing. My favorite famous person is Selena. I love her songs as much as I love her quotes. Selena Quintanilla 1971-1995, she had a good life, but she had to go to go to a better place. She died from a bullet in the shoulder In her early 20’s. Selena speaks to me because she made her dreams come true. She tried and tried until she made to the top. Even though she’s resting
Johanna Colon originally born in Ecuador, but currently living in Worcester, Massachusetts moved to the United States as a child. It was in high school that she began to work a part time job at a retail store; from that moment on she developed a passion for meeting new people, establishing relationships, and grasping client’s request.
The artist that i am going to write about is Diego Rivera. Rivera was born in Guanajuato, Mexico on december 8, 1886. Diego had a twin brother named Carlos, who died two years after they were born. Rivera was said to have converso ancestry (having ancestors who were forced to convert from Judaism to catholicism. Rivera wrote in 1935: "My Jewishness is the dominant element in my life." Rivera began drawing at the age of three, a year after his twin brother's death. He had been caught drawing on the walls.