De La Torre-Wycoff, Gloria

President of the Comisión Femenil Mexicana Nacional (1980 to 1981); Founder, Casa Victoria; Author





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Title An oral history with Gloria De La Torre-Wycoff
Date 2015-07-22
OH ID OH 5623
Citation Gloria De La Torre Wycoff interviewed by Jael Muller, July 22, 2015, Lake Forest, California, Oral History #5623, transcript, Womens, Politics, and Activism Since Suffrage, Center for Oral and Public History, California State University, Fullerton.
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Location Lake Forest, CA
Language English
Subjects Elected Officials → California State Legislature → California State Assembly → Ruben Moreno
Family → Childhood Experiences
Activism → Family-related
Historic Events → Mexican Revolution, 1910
Activism → Non-profit(s) → Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy (LAANE)
Family → Divorce
Historic Events → Mexican Revolution, 1910 → in Zacatecas, Mexico
Locations → East Los Angeles, California → Maravilla
Law and Public Policy → Welfare
Colleges → University of Southern California (USC)
Colleges → Chapman College
Colleges → California State University, Fresno
Colleges → California State University, Fullerton (CSUF)
Colleges → Rio Hondo College
Sexism → Machismo
Family → Remarriage
Counties → Los Angeles → Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD)
Democratic Party
Health, Medicine, and Awareness → Alcoholism
Elected Officials → Presidential → President Jimmy Carter
Elected Officials → Board of Supervisors → Gloria Molina
Women's Organizations → Comisión Femenil Mexicana Nacional (CFMN)
Women's Health → Birth Control
Family → Child Care → Centro de Niños, Inc.
Family → Child Care → Centro de Niños, Inc.
Colleges → Educational Opportunity Program (EOP)
Health, Medicine, and Awareness → Alcoholism → Assistance with Alcohol and Sobriety Uniting Latinas (AASUL)
Police and Law Enforcement → Juvenile Hall
Police and Law Enforcement → Probation Department
Women in the Workplace → Public Administration
Family → Parenting → Motherhood
Gender and Sexuality → Feminism
Family → Divorce → Single Parent Home


*The transcript is heavily edited. Please reference the audio as well.* An oral history with Gloria de la Torre-Wycoff. This interview was conducted for the Women, Politics, and Activism Since Suffrage Oral History Project at California State University, Fullerton. The purpose of this interview is to shed light on Latina activists and/or political leaders in Orange County. The interview covers De la Torre’s life, including events that lead to her becoming socially and politically involved. Specifically, her childhood in Los Angeles; her brother, John Ruben Moreno, the first Latino elected to the California state legislature; her early roles as mother and wife; re-entering college at 46, attending CSU Fullerton, and University of Southern California; her involvement with Comisión Femenil Mexicana Nacional (CFMN); being honored by President Jimmy Carter; motivation to establish Casa Victoria, a shelter for teen girls, in Whittier and the San Fernando Valley; writing her book Scarred by Scandal, Redeemed by Love: The Triumph of an Unmarried Mother, a Memoir, a personal account of her youth and complicated family history; accomplishments of her children and grandchildren; meeting her second husband; working on various political campaigns, including Gloria Molina; roles of women, and in particular, Latina activists; proud accomplishments; and finally, her continued involvement in her community with the National Organization of Women (NOW) and Mexican American Women’s National Association (MANA) of Orange County.


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