Adams Morgan (Washington, D.C.)
Found in 20 Collections and/or Records:
Ms. Sarvis discusses growing up in D.C., mostly in Carver/Langston in Northeast, her early sense of herself as different and coming into her gender and sexuality, her older sister also being trans, going to clubs and performing, the impact of the AIDS epidemic, her time in prison, her involvement with transgender and HIV/AIDS organizations including Transgender Health Empowerment, and the changes in the city.
Ms. Earls discusses growing up in D.C., mostly in Shaw, her early sense of herself as different and coming into her gender and sexuality, the importance of dancing and performance to her from an early age, her struggle with addiction and time in prison, go-go and hand dancing, being in the National Museum of African American History, remembering everyone who has passed and her thankfulness for living to such an age.
Ms. Corado discusses growing up in El Salvador amidst the civil war, her understanding of her gender and its evolution, emigrating to D.C., living homeless in Dupont Circle, becoming an activist, and establishing Casa Ruby.
Ms. Corado discusses her early activism and leading the group Latinos en Accion which she would turn into Casa Ruby, the early days of Casa Ruby’s first space, the growth and accomplishments since then, and the challenges and hopes for the future.
Content topics include: May Day Demonstrations, Paris Peace Talks, Welfare Recipients speaking out, urban conditions, Kathleen Cleaver, a video made and directed by welfare mothers, housing in Adams Morgan, Allen Ginsberg at Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School, 1970 interviews with pro-war demonstrators at a rally called by Reverend Carl McIntire, and more.