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Dora Sanchez Trevino 

 

Dora was raised in Texas until the age of 15.  She then moved to Quincy WA and graduated from Quincy High School.  She was married and raised 3 children. Dora was then widowed; left to raise her children as a single parent. Dora worked as a school district liaison until 1986 and then at the Department of Social and Health Services in Wenatchee. She retired December of 2009. Dora travels, spends time with her Grandchildren and family/friends, teaches part time and is dedicated to her mission. 

 

Dora has served her community in the past as a Quincy City Councilmember, Co Chairman for Catholic Family Service Board, Chelan Community Concerts Board Member, Little League Coach, Wenatchee Gang Coalition Member, Parks & Recreation Committee Member and YWCA Board Member and Chair of the Diversity Committee.

 

 ”Stop The Violence In Our Communities”" began the day Dora sat on her son's death bed in 1999 and made a promise that she would do what she could to stop this violence. She then became more political and held a position as a State Committee Woman. She continues to be an active member and advocate of the WFSE Washington Federation of State Employees, is a member of Mothers Against Violence in America, Parents of Murdered Children, Family & Friends of Violent Crime Victims and VIP’s - Volunteer Policing.

 

Dora’s life story, before the murder of her son, appears in Karen Blair's book Women in Pacific Northwest History which is used in college classes for Chicano and Women’s studies. She has twice received the DSHS Diversity Award for community participation and the North East Washington Campfire Trail Blazer award for community activism. Dora was named the state finalist for the 2009 Above-and-Beyond Citizen Award, conferred by the national Congressional Metal of Honor Society. The award certificate noted she was recognized for her extraordinary advocacy against gang violence in the community. She was also the first American of Mexican heritage to service on the Quincy City Council. Dora is one of the Washington women profiled in "Women's Votes, Women’s Voices," a traveling museum exhibit commemorating centennial women's suffrage.

 

Stop The Violence In Our Communites went national and Dora presents At law enforcement trainings and in the community where needed.

 

Oral History of Dora in the Book Pacific Northwest History

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Dora was named the state finalist for the 2009 Above-and-Beyond Citizen Award, conferred by the national Congressional Metal of Honor Society. The award certificate noted she was recognized for her extrodinary advocacy  against gang violence in the community. As well,honored to be one of the women featured in a traveling exhibit by The Women's History Consortium; Women's Votes, Women's Voices Washington Women's Suffrage Centennial Exhibit: The exhibit tells the story of how women from various ethnic and economic groups have achieved a voice in public life, despite barriers through organizing and activism. The exhibit stresses how suffrage was a springboard to women's achievements throughout Washington's history and extending into the present, how women organizing for change have made a difference in Washington. 
 
 
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