Chicano studies educator, feminist and community activist Gracia Molina de Pick made a major donation to San Diego Mesa College Monday.
De Pick – who’s the founder of the Chicano Studies Department at Mesa College – donated $80,000 to support the school’s Chicano Studies Department and fund a lecture series that bears her name.
The donation came during the 2nd Annual Gracia Molina de Pick Feminist Lecture Series held on campus from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.
The lecture and panel discussion focused on Chicana activism in San Diego and honored Tommie Camarillo, a community activist and member of the Chicano Park Steering Committee.
Several other local leaders joined in Monday’s panel discussion, including Professor Dionne Espinoza, Ginna Rodriguez and Chicana artist Patricia Aguayo.