The collection consists of materials documenting the adminstration and operation of the NC based non-profit organization El Pueblo Inc. El Pueblo Inc. focuses on the Latin American community of North Carolina and Latino issues broadly. They sponsor and administer programs and events related to advocacy, community organizing, youth and adult leadership, and cultural exchange. The collection encompasses both analog and digital photographs and multimedia documenting staff, volunteers, and community members participating in events both sponsored and attended by the organization. In particular, their annual major cultural and founding event La Fiesta del Pueblo as well as the annual El Foro Latino, the Latino Issues Forum. El Pueblo Inc. gathered newpaper clippings into binders sorted by year and also a number of clippings documenting their research and interest in topics related to Latino issues in the state of North Carolina and nationally. The clippings also include promotional material for their events and other mentions of the organization in the press. The collection also contains administrative documents related to the funding, planning, management, and operation of the organization. These documents are separated into advocacy, programs, general administrative, and Youth division series.
Collection acquired as part of the Human Rights Archive (Duke University).
El Pueblo Inc. was founded in 1994 in Chapel Hill, NC by Andrea Bazán-Manson (executive director 1999-2005), Florence M. Simán (health program director 2004-ongoing), and others. La Fiesta del Pueblo, their major annual cultural event was the founding event of the organization. La Fiesta del Pueblo features live music, food, arts, and community information booths. The event as well as El Pueblo Inc. itself has grown exponentially since its inception in 1994. The organization moved to Raleigh, NC in 2004. The adminstrative files available in the collection cover the executive director files of Andrea Bazán-Manson, M. Zulayka Santiago, and Tony Asion in the analog records. The electronic records include the adminstrative files of Florence M. Simán and the Board of Directors. All notes which are signed with a circled A are from Andrea Bazán-Manson during her time as executive director.
El Pueblo Inc. supports the Latino community of the Triangle area and North Carolina through a series of programs, leadership iniatives, and advocacy. El Pueblo Inc. has been involved in get out the vote and voter registration iniatives, lobbying legislative bodies on behalf of the Latino community, raising health awareness, supporting immigrants and migrant workers, promoting access to education, and public safety campaigns centered on reducing drunk driving and encouraging the proper use of child car seats. The organization also specifically focuses on youth issues and youth leadership. They have a separate Youth division tasked with running programs for Latino youth that are youth-led. Their youth leadership iniatives include the anti-tobacco program No Fumo, and Pueblo Power, a social justice and community organizing program.