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Commissioner Sylvia Garcia Interview
Date
2009-12-02
Main contributors
Gregory, Elizabeth; Perales, Monica; Garcia, Sylvia
Summary
Monica Perales interviews Sylvia Garcia, the first Hispanic woman to be elected Commissioner in Harris County. Garcia discusses her personal life, growing up in Palito Blanco, her family, childhood memories, college experiences, first election experiences, thoughts on sexism in politics, obstacles being a Latina in politics, her experience attending law school in Houston, pressing issues in Harris County, advice she would give to female students, and long term plans in her political career. She follows up by taking questions about affirmative action, how she balances work life, helping people get a high school education, influential books, and recessions effecting diversity initiatives.
Publishers
The Friends of Women's Studies, University of Houston; Women's, Gender & Sexuality Studies, University of Houston
Genre
interviews
Subjects
Women; Politics and government; Politicians; Harris County Commissioners Court; Garcia, Sylvia
Locations
Houston, Texas; Harris County, Texas
Collection
Barbara Karkabi Living Archives Series
Unit
University of Houston Libraries Special Collections
Language
English
Terms of Use
["In Copyright - Educational Use Permitted"]
Physical Description
00:55:02
Notes

This interview is not included in the Living Archives DVD set.

Collection

University of Houston Libraries Special Collections

Carey C. Shuart Women's Research Collection

Barbara Karkabi Living Archives Series

Other Identifiers
Digital Object: https://id.lib.uh.edu/ark:/84475/do66558f65v; Preservation Location: ark:/84475/pm40278t538; Digital Object UUID: e5a57594-10bc-4920-8c41-0f0d811f636c