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Guide to the Crossing Borders, Bridging Generations oral history collection 2011.019

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Leina Bocar, 2013 June 12

Biographical note

Leina Bocar was born to an Irish American mother and a Filipino father in Oklahoma. Bocar received a B.F.A. from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in Illinois and studied at the Slade School of Fine Art in London, England, Metàfora in Barcelona, Spain, and the New School in New York City.

Scope and Contents

In the interview, Bocar discusses her racially ambiguous appearance; involvement in the artistic community; participation in the Occupy Wall Street movement; political convictions; encounters with racism; parents' courtship and marriage; trips to the Philippines; and family's Christian traditions. Interview conducted by Manissa Maharawal.

Conditions Governing Access

Access to the interview is available onsite at the Brooklyn Historical Society's Othmer Library. The Brooklyn Historical Society does not have permission to license oral history audio recordings or transcripts to third parties.

Subject Topics

  • Artists -- Illinois -- Chicago
  • Education, Higher -- Illinois -- Chicago
  • Filipinos -- Oklahoma
  • Occupy movement -- New York (State) -- New York
  • Race identity
  • Racially ambiguous people
  • Racially mixed families
  • Racially mixed people

Subject Places

  • Oklahoma
  • Philippines
  • Sunset Park (New York, N.Y.)
  • United States |x Emigration and immigration