Mendoza

During her time in San José between the 1960s and 1970s, Sofia…

Near

Timothy Near received a Bachelor of Arts in drama from San Francisco…

Biala

Arlene Biala (she/her) is a native Bay Area Pinay, wife, mother…

Shortridge Foltz

Clara Shortridge Foltz was a West Coast pioneer. Around 1876,…

Powell

With an education in computer science, Kathleen Powell is the…

Tunstall-Grant

Ruth Tunstall-Grant was an acclaimed artist and a warrior for…

Knox Goodrich

In 1869, Sarah Knox-Goodrich organized San José’s first Women’s…

Boyer

Elizabeth P. Boyer arrived in San José in 1898. After time spent…

Lobo Sapigao

A poet, author, teacher, and 2017 KQED Arts San Francisco Bay…

Massey Overton

Sarah Massey Overton was a suffragist, a leading black freedom…

Keel

Adrienne Keel (She/Her) is a proud graduate of Evergreen Valley…

Hirabayashi

Patti Jo Hirabayashi, known as PJ, is recognized in the North…

Castellano

A mother, wife, and grandmother, Carmen Castellano was the co-founder…

Tâm

During a time when most recordings of music in Vietnam were folk…

Antolovich

Gabrielle Antolovich has a 40-year career in Australia, Los Angeles,…

Cashion

A teacher most of her life, Dr. Susan V. Cashion was a former…

Dalis

The American mezzo-soprano singer, Irene Dalis, started her career…

Córdova

A woman of the community and rebirth, Kathy Córdova is a 1985…

Millares

An entrepreneur and businesswoman, mother, community builder…

Hammer

Before being the second female mayor for the City of San José,…

Fernando

Sera Fernando (she, her, siya) is a proud queer, transgender,…

Cordell

The Honorable LaDoris Hazzard Cordell was the first female African…

Sivertsen

Wiggsy Sivertsen has been fighting for LGBTQ equality, against…

Cervantes

Lorna Dee Cervantes is one of the greatest figures in Chicano…

Lakey

Cherri Lakey is the founder of Phantom Galleries, a Two Fish…