The Comisión Femenil Mexicana Nacional (CFMN), Inc. was founded in 1970 to organize and network with women so that they might
assume leadership positions within the Chicano movement and in their community. They helped to disseminate news and information
regarding the achievements of Chicana/Mexican women, and promoted programs that provided solutions for women and their families.
This collection contains administrative and event files, artifacts, and publication in 80 document boxes. There are also audio
and video files from CFMN talks,interviews and projects.
The Comisión Femenil Mexicana Nacional, Inc. was founded by resolution at the 1970 National Issues Conference in Sacramento
California. The Founding President was Francisca Flores, a Chicana activist already well respected for her many decades of
community works. Recognizing that there were few organizations that met the needs of Latina women, nine resolutions were presented
to the full body calling for the establishment of a Chicana/Mexicana women's commission. The resolution called for a commission
that could direct it’s efforts toward organizing and networking women that they might assume leadership positions within the
Chicano movement and in the community. Designed to disseminate news and information regarding the achievements of Chicana/Mexican
women, and promote programs that provide solutions for women and their families; the resolutions read as follows:
RESOLUTION TO ESTABLISH COMISIÓN FEMENIL MEXICANA NACIONAL, INC. (Adopted 10/10/70 at the National Issues Conference in Sacramento, CA)
37.0 linear feet
80 boxes, cassettes, and videos.
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permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained.
The collection is open for research.