Oral History Interview with Mike Espinoza, June 14, 2016

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Michael "Mike" Espinoza was born in 1979 in the East End, a Mexican American enclave in Houston, TX. He grew up experiencing homelessness and having to join a gang in order to survive in his neighborhood. Having gained the assistance of the Ripley House on Navigation and the intervention of his parents, Espinosa would go on to attend Franklin Marshall College where he would develop a racial and political consciousness. He talked about how he would become involved in the Unviersity of Houston Movimiento Estudiantil Chicana/o de Aztlan and participate in efforts to address discrimination. His political involvement would reach ... continued below

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2 video recordings (1 hr., 59 min., 49 sec.) : sd., col. ; digital

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Enriquez, Sandra; Rodriguez, Samantha & Espinoza, Mike June 14, 2016.

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Michael "Mike" Espinoza was born in 1979 in the East End, a Mexican American enclave in Houston, TX. He grew up experiencing homelessness and having to join a gang in order to survive in his neighborhood. Having gained the assistance of the Ripley House on Navigation and the intervention of his parents, Espinosa would go on to attend Franklin Marshall College where he would develop a racial and political consciousness. He talked about how he would become involved in the Unviersity of Houston Movimiento Estudiantil Chicana/o de Aztlan and participate in efforts to address discrimination. His political involvement would reach a zenith when he became active in the fight for immigrant rights in the early 2000s. Espinoza spoke about how his community involvement lead him on a path to become an organizer for the SEIU Justice for Jaintors Campaign, a movement he is still involved in as a organizing consultant.

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Civil Rights in Black and Brown

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  • June 14, 2016

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Enriquez, Sandra; Rodriguez, Samantha & Espinoza, Mike. Oral History Interview with Mike Espinoza, June 14, 2016, video, June 14, 2016; (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth987511/: accessed September 25, 2020), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting TCU Mary Couts Burnett Library.