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Bonilla / Las Mujeres de Movimiento

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Bonilla- Las Mujures de movemiento IN 2009, AT THE 40TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE CHICANO MOVEMENT, JOSE ANILLA WAS THE ONE THAT BROUGHT EVERYBODY BACK TOGETHER AT THE Dallas HYATT. I WAS ABLE TO BE IN THE WORKSHOP WHERE WE HONORED THE MOVEMENT, LAS DE MOVEMIENTO, SO I GOT TO BE AT THE AWARDS AND RECOGNIZE THEM. IT WAS JUST LIKE I WAS FEELING THAT I WAS REALLY LOVING THE TIMES THAT I TOOK FOR GRANTED. IT MEANT MORE TO ME KNOWING THAT HAD HAPPENED AND THAT I HAD BEEN APART OF THIS MOVEMENT AND TAKING IT FOR GRANTED BC FOR ME IT WAS THE RIGHT THING TO DO. JUST LIKE EVERYBODY ELSE DID, WE WEREN'T DOING IT TO BE FAMOUS, WE WEREN'T DOING IT FOR THE RECOGNITION. WE WERE DOING IT BECAUSE IT WAS THE RIGHT THING TO DO. I GOT TO SEE A LOT OF THE WOMEN. I HAVE A LOT OF THE WOMEN WHO ARE STILL MY HEROES. FOR INSTANCE, EVEN THOUGH CESAR CHAVEZ WAS THE ONE WHO GOT MOST OF THE RECOGNITION, FOR THE GREAT BOYCOTTS. Dolores HUERTA IS STILL MY HERO. TO THIS DAY SHE IS STILL MY NUMBER ONE, BESIDES MY MOTHER. SOMEONE THAT WAS A BACKGROUND, DOING THE WORK, LIKE MY MOTHER, SUPPORTING IT, DOING ALL THE PEOPLE WORK.

Interview Interview with Eva Bonilla
Subjects Chicano Power
Gender and Sexuality › Feminism
People › Huerta, Dolores
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Interview date 2013-03-28
Interview source Texas Communities Oral History Project
Interviewees Bonilla, Eva
Duration 00:01:39
Citation "Las Mujeres de Movimiento," from Eva Bonilla oral history interview with ,  March 28, 2013, Civil Rights in Black and Brown Interview Database, https://crbb.tcu.edu/clips/11/las-mujeres-de-movimiento, accessed November 13, 2019