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National Advisory Board

Linda Garcia Merchant

Linda Garcia Merchant was born and raised on Chicago's West Side, and her experience growing up during the 1960s and 1970s with a mother active in both the Feminist and Chicano movements was pivotal in shaping her views today. Having experienced some of the most exciting social and political events, Linda was inspired to capture on camera the Latino influence of those times.

Maria Cotera

Maria Cotera is an Associate Professor in the Department of Women’s Studies and the American Culture Department at the University of Michigan. Cotera began her career as a researcher and writer at the Chicana Research and Learning Center, a non‐profit dedicated to supporting research by and about women of color. In 1989 she helped produce "Crystal City: A Twenty Year Reflection," a documentary about the role of young women in the 1969 Chicano student walkouts in Crystal City, Texas. As a Master's Student at the University of Texas, Cotera worked with Dr.