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Erica Almaguer is a Latinx woman who is from the Bay Area and a mother of three. She received her Bachelor of Arts from San Francisco State University (SFSU) and she is the current director of the Early Childhood Education Center (ECEC) at SFSU. Before joining the Auntie Sewing Squad, she made scrub caps for nurses and doctors.
(00:00:44) Erica Almaguer shares about her experiences growing up in the working poor neighborhoods of San Francisco. (00:05:07) She explains how she got involved with activism with Amnesty International in high school and how she felt empowered to use her voice when she attended SFSU. (00:11:19) Almaguer then discusses about how the pandemic has affected her family, especially her children’s emotional wellbeing. (00:14:18) Almaguer describes how she made masks for her family and grocery store employees and how she got involved with the Auntie Sewing Squad. (00:24:10) As the director of the Early Childhood Education Center, Almaguer discusses how she was able to reopen the center and protect her staff by providing blankets and food for the children. (00:37:30) She describes the amount of masks, blankets, and scrub caps she has made and the impact it had on her. (00:39:00) Finally, Almaguer discusses her thoughts about the COVID-19 vaccine and how she has helped others to obtain the vaccine.
Genevieve Salinas; Alexis Hernandez
Almaguer, Erica, "Interview with Erica Almaguer" (2021). Auntie Sewing Squad Interviews. 51.