Women’s History of Greater El Monte

This tour will reflect on women’s history in Greater El Monte through individuals such as the 1785 Spanish revolt leader Toypurina, Rose Rivas who created the iconic gay bar the Sugar Shack, the activists Olga Gutierrez and Gloria Arellanes, and the story of Guadalupe González as she navigated Immigration and Naturalization Services raids as an undocumented immigrant before the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. It concludes by looking at current grassroots immigrants feminist practices.