Obama honors Venice artist, UC Irvine professor with medals
- September 10, 2015
- Vicki Ruiz, Chicano/Latino studies and History Distinguished Professor, is featured by Southern California Public Radio, Sept. 10, 2015
The president said [Vicki] Ruiz has “pioneered the history of 20th century Latinas in a distinguished career that began with collecting oral testimony from Mexican immigrants who worked in U.S. canning factories.” According to the National Endowment for Humanities, she helped produce the first encyclopedia about Latinas’ contributions in the U.S.
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