Irene I. Blea Papers, 1946-2004
This collection contains records of Irene I. Blea, Ph.D., a sociologist, writer, and advocate for minority issues, especially those of Mexican women. These papers deal with Dr. Blea's professional, personal, and political struggle for minority rights.
In addition to her impressive educational background Blea is a renowned author and poet. Through her writings and poetry, she has advocated for minority rights, feminist ideas, and equality. Her poetry and writings strive to give hope to the oppressed and a voice to the powerless. As an advocate for minority rights, Blea works through professional organizations such as the National Association for Chicano Studies and the Western Social Science Association. Additionally, she is a consultant on issues of multiculturalism, education, and discrimination based on race and gender.