Guillermina Quezada, Active Neighbor
Margarita Gonzalez interviews her local neighbor and long-time friend, Guillermina Quezada
Guillermina Quezada, an active neighbor in the Boyle Heights community, is one of the many women who has an abundance of knowledge and care for her community. Margarita shares why she chose to interview her in this community project: “I have known Guillermina for several years. She is a person who has always worked for her community, which is why I was interested in her life and the work she does. Listening to her life, I understand that she has inspired many people to get ahead.”
During the interview, Guillermina talks about her family upbringing, her dreams and aspirations, and some of her current hobbies and interests. During a visit to her home, Guillermina shows us how she uses internet radio to engage with the outside world during the pandemic, broadcasting music into an internet-based streaming platform through her computer, as well as the artisanal crafts that she likes to work on.
Guillermina was also interviewed at the Sounds of California: Boyle Heights Festival on October 16, 2021. You can watch the full interview here.