Consuelo Méndez

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Consuelo Méndez Oral History

Caracas, Venezuela, June 19, 2021

This oral history explores Méndez’s early life in Venezuela, her upbringing in the United States, her relationship with her parents, her work shaping and creating art as one of the founders of the legendary art collective Las Mujeres Muralistas, and her role in preserving and amplifying Latino heritage in San Francisco’s Mission District, in Venezuela, and elsewhere.

This oral history interview was conducted in Spanish, but the transcript has been translated to English.