Join us at the Museum of Ventura County on Sunday, December 8, 2019 from 2—3:30 p.m. for a discussion between Lupe Anguiano and biographer Debora Wright. Admission is Free for Museum members, $5 for nonmembers.
From humble but proud origins picking fruit with her family in the fields of California to her success in helping thousands of Americans rise out of poverty and escape the chains of welfare, “An Uncompromising Life”, the Lupe Angiuano Story, is the untold saga of one woman’s courage and heroism in her lifelong struggle to improve the lives of all Americans.
Lupe Anguiano is a woman who as a Nun in 1963 picketed in front of the Office of the Cardinal of Los Angeles to protest the Catholic church’s tolerance of the racially discriminatory practice of “redlining.” Lupe Anguiano left the church to help the poor in East LA and developed a teen program that incubated future Latino leaders of California. Lupe Anguiano helped calm rival gangs after the Watts Riots. Lupe Anguiano was the first Latina invited by a presidential administration to address the needs of the Mexican American. Lupe Anguiano championed true Bi-lingual Education for all Americans. Lupe Anguiano Cesar Chavez sent alone to organize and lead a statewide grape boycott in Michigan. Lupe Anguiano joined Gloria Steinem and Bella Abzug in the formation of the National Women’s Political Caucus…led in the national effort for the Equal Rights Amendment. Lupe Anguiano believed that welfare was a trap and disrespectful of women putting her at odds with many of her social justice contemporaries. Lupe Anguiano left a high salary government position to live with women on welfare in San Antonio and created a private training model that helped hundreds of women get a job and burn their welfare checks! And with recognition by national media, such as 60 Minutes, and the support of several Presidents, her program spread throughout the United States.