- Main contributors
- Gregory, Elizabeth; Perales, Monica; Garcia, Sylvia
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.
- The Friends of Women's Studies, University of Houston; Women's, Gender & Sexuality Studies, University of Houston
- Women; Politics and government; Politicians; Harris County Commissioners Court; Garcia, Sylvia
- Houston, Texas; Harris County, Texas
- Barbara Karkabi Living Archives Series
- University of Houston Libraries Special Collections
- ["In Copyright - Educational Use Permitted"]
- Physical Description
This interview is not included in the Living Archives DVD set.
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