Ana Siria Urzua has led a life of transitions. Born in Colima, Mexico, Urzua came to Santa Ana as a 2-year-old with her mother after her father had already crossed. Once settled, the future activist's father found work at the local Mexican consulate. "That was formative for me in that I had my Mexican identity always present," Urzua recalls. Eventually, her mother also worked at the consulate; there, the family met Socorro Sarmiento, one of the founders of Santa Ana's El Centro Cultural de Mexico, the pioneering community space that has served as a finishing school for OC Chicano activists... More >>>