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StoryCorps San Joaquin: A Daughter Learns More About Her Grandmother's Social Justice Legacy

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Emily and Valerie Gorospe

 

And now to StoryCorps San Joaquin, a series based on our collaboration with the personal history project Storycorps. In this edited conversation from February's 2020 mobile tour in Bakersfield, 15-year-old Emily Gorospe interviews her mother Valerie Gorospe about her grandmother, Teresa De Anda.

De Anda became a fierce environmental justice advocate after a pesticide drift poisoned people in the town of Earlimart in 1999. Valerie starts by describing what De Anda called The Big Accident.

Alice Daniel was News Director for KVPR from 2019-2022. Daniel has a master’s degree from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism and more than 25 years of experience as a print and radio journalist.
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