Not Waiting for a Cure Oral History Project: Interview with Cynthia Mayeda
Part 1


Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Cynthia Mayeda, a second-generation Japanese American, served as executive director of the Dayton Hudson Foundation. In that role she provided leadership in the funding of AIDS programs and services, particularly through artistic organizations. Mayeda coordinated a matching grants program through Arts Over AIDS, which provided key funding for the state's AIDS service organizations at an annual Minnesota AIDS pledge walk. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Mayeda discusses the impact of AIDS on the artistic community in Minnesota and nationally. As an activist in democratic and feminist politics, Mayeda describes the intersection of AIDS, art and communities of color. She describes her commitment to democracy, including how that commitment is based partly on her grandparents' not being allowed to become citizens. She also discusses her concern that the United States, as evidenced by growing support for anti-immigrant legislation, is moving away from its commitment to pluralism.
Quantity 1 hour sound cassette
16 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: text
Measurements 00:24:46 running time
Creation Interviewee: Mayeda, Cynthia
Interviewer: Fraser, Nelson
Made in Saint Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota, United States
Subjects Made in Saint Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota, United States
Dates Creation: 01/19/1995
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
Identifiers OH 50
Accession Number AV1996.17.8
More Info MHS Library Catalog
Related Collections Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Not Waiting for a Cure Oral History Project'

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