Due to scheduled maintenance, parts of MNHS.org will be inaccessible for a period of several hours starting around 5:00 PM (CDT) on Monday, April 21.



Add Comment
add comment
(0)
Lideres Latinos Oral History Project: Interview with Patricia Torres Ray
Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Patricia Torres Ray was born in Pasto, Colombia. Ray attended law school in Colombia before getting married and moving to Minnesota. She was part of the Chicano Latino Affairs Council and worked for the Department of Human Services. Ray was elected as the first Latina senator of Minnesota and is now serving her second term. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Family background; lack of diversity in Colombia; religion; friendships; Fundación Social; Minnesota winter; Saint Frances Cabrini; community involvement; being bilingual in Spanish and English; Ethnic Heritage Act; helping families of color; Chicano Latino Affairs Council; Comunidades Latinas Unidas En Servicio; Department of Human Services; growing Latino population; West Side; campaigning for office; politics; and immigration.
Quantity 1 digital file
37 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Measurements 02:08:49 running time
Creation Interviewer: Duarte, Lorena
Narrator: Ray, Patricia Torres
Made in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States
Subjects Hispanic Americans
Made in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States
Dates Creation: 12/17/2010
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
ID Number OH135
Accession Number AV2011.2.28
Related Collections Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Lideres Latinos Oral History Project'