Queens College Mexico Volunteers
Subject Source: Local sourcesScope Note: Queens College Mexico Volunteers was a student-led project of Queens College student volunteers who went to the towns of Taxco, Iguala, and Mexico City in Mexico. Living and working along residents, the volunteers assisted in the construction of a local school, restoration of public buildings, provision of healthcare in area hospitals, and instruction on home crafting techniques.
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Scope and Contents Arthur Gatti is an author and poet with a long history of involvement in activism and community organizing. In the interview, he discusses his life growing up in Queens, NY in an Italian American household and how he gained political consciousness and awareness through his experiences and the influence of his friends. One friendship he talks about at length is his relationship with Mario “Bob” Savio who later became known for his leadership role in the Free Speech Movement which originated...