Chicano Leader Donates $80K to Mesa College - NBC 7 San Diego

Chicano Leader Donates $80K to Mesa College



    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.

    Get the latest from NBC 7 San Diego anywhere, anytime

    • Download the App

      Available for IOS and Android