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Young Turks: Progressive Activists and Organizations, 1970–1985

Frederick Douglass Opie

in Upsetting the Apple Cart: Black-Latino Coalitions in New York City from Protest to Public Office

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231149402
eISBN:
9780231520355
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231149402.003.0004
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter shows how political clubs and organizations trained black and Latino Progressive activists to participate in electoral politics in the 1970s and 1980s. It looks at the response by black ... More


Latinos for Dinkins: The Coalition’s Complicated Victory, 1989

Frederick Douglass Opie

in Upsetting the Apple Cart: Black-Latino Coalitions in New York City from Protest to Public Office

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231149402
eISBN:
9780231520355
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231149402.003.0007
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter delves into the planning and organizing that led to the election of David Dinkins as New York City’s first African American mayor in 1989 and the role that organized labor and Latino ... More


The Meanings of Latino

Jesus Ramirez-Valles

in Compañeros: Latino Activists in the Face of AIDS

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036446
eISBN:
9780252093470
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036446.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter discusses the ways in which Latino GBT activists live their lives as “Latinos” in a racial social system. In a parallel fashion to stigma related to gender nonconformity, it treats the ... More


Finding Compañeros

Jesus Ramirez-Valles

in Compañeros: Latino Activists in the Face of AIDS

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036446
eISBN:
9780252093470
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036446.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter describes the changes brought about by community involvement. Community involvement works as an epiphany for Latino GBT activists. It is a process whereby the “old self” is transformed ... More


Getting Involved

Jesus Ramirez-Valles

in Compañeros: Latino Activists in the Face of AIDS

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036446
eISBN:
9780252093470
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036446.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter addresses how Latino GBT activists actually became part of the AIDS and gay movements. A significant number of compañeros became active in the AIDS and gay movement as a result of ... More


Compañeros: Latino Activists in the Face of AIDS

Jesus Ramirez-Valles

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036446
eISBN:
9780252093470
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036446.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

Telling the affecting stories of eighty gay, bisexual, and transgender (GBT) Latino activists and volunteers living in Chicago and San Francisco, this book closely details how these individuals have ... More


Introduction

Jesus Ramirez-Valles

in Compañeros: Latino Activists in the Face of AIDS

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036446
eISBN:
9780252093470
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036446.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This introductory chapter discusses the importance of studying the role of Latino GBT activists in the AIDS movement in the United States. Scholars and the general media have overlooked the work and ... More


Social-class Origins and Trajectories

Jesus Ramirez-Valles

in Compañeros: Latino Activists in the Face of AIDS

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036446
eISBN:
9780252093470
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036446.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter examines the social-class origins of the Latino GBT activists, the compañeros. It proposes that social-class origins shaped some of these compañeros' life circumstances. That is, the ... More


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