Gloria Arellanes Papers

collection

Campus:
California State University, Los Angeles
Library:
John F. Kennedy Memorial Library
Subject(s):
Chicano Movement Chicano Moratorium Chicano Civil Rights Arellanes, Gloria Sanchez, David Father Luce Brown Berets East Los Angeles Los Angeles La Raza
Description:
Gloria Arellanes (1946- ) was born in East Los Angeles and raised in El Monte, California. She attended El Monte High School in the early 1960s and in the mid 1960s she worked in the Neighborhood Adult Participation Project in South Los Angeles. In the late 1960s she became Minister of Finance and Correspondence of the Chicano Brown Beret organization’s founding East Los Angeles Chapter. As Minister of Finance and Correspondence she wrote press releases, letters, and edited La Causa, the East Los Angeles based Brown Beret Newspaper. She also served as administrator of El Barrio Free Clinic and was a member of the National Chicano Moratorium Committee (1969-1970). She attended the Poor People’s Campaign in Washington, D.C. (1968), and the Denver Youth Conferences (1969 and 1970). After leaving the Brown Beret organization in early 1970, she organized the women’s group, Las Adelitas de Aztlan. She also coordinated la Clinica del Barrio and continued as a health care worker through
Dates covered:
1967-1979
Language(s):
English, Spanish
Collection Size:
9.0 cubic ft