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Wolf Tales recording with Jacqueline Gonzalez: Wolf Tales Open Recording Day, 27 April 2018

Talley Student Center, NCSU (Raleigh, N.C.)

Item information

Title:
Wolf Tales recording with Jacqueline Gonzalez: Wolf Tales Open Recording Day, 27 April 2018
Topics:
University History
Subjects:
Alumni and alumnae
Latinx people
Original Format:
Digital video recording
Extent:
47:16
Item identifier:
mc00581-wt-gonzalez-20180427
Producer:
North Carolina State University. Libraries more info on North Carolina State University. Libraries 
Interviewee:
Gonzalez, Jacqueline more info on Gonzalez, Jacqueline 
Created Date:
Description:
This recording was conducted in the Talley Student Union on the campus of North Carolina State University in Raleigh, North Carolina, at the 2018 Last Day of Classes (LDOC) Wolf Tales Open Recording Day. Jacqueline Gonzalez discusses her experiences as the 2017/18 Student Body President; and the first of Latinx heritage. Gonzalez recounts her experiences as a first-generation college student; including positive first impressions of NC State, the Scholars Program, and dormitory living. Gonzalez shares her journey to her role as Student Body President, beginning with winning a Student Senate seat for the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. Gonzalez shares the process of deciding to run for student government, her intentionality in asking a woman-of-color to run alongside her, and the initial process of selecting a campaign team, financing their campaign, and showcasing student work through graphic design and other skills. Highlights of the campaign include the run-off debate against Brad Barbee, controversy around candidate Jack Pashby’s use of Snapchat filters, general campaign tensions, and attitudes around the wider national political climate. Several aspects of her office term are recounted, including the potential impeachment and resignation of John Taylor as Student Body Treasurer, the resignation of the Board of Elections Chair and Vice-Chair, and controversy around her appointment of her partner Anderson Shumate to the Board of Elections Chair role. More generally, Gonzalez speaks of the general impacts of running for office in a public sphere, her mindfulness of her responsibilities as a representative of women and the Latinx community, and her experience dealing with misogyny or double-standards throughout her role. Gonzalez recounts counseling 2018/19 Student Body President Jess Errico about assuming the role as a female; and doxxing Gonzalez experienced as a result of an op-ed she wrote for The Technician criticizing the use of the term “Dixie” in the Alma Mater song. In closing, Gonzalez reflects on the collaboration and successes of the office, including the trans-inclusive syllabi act, looking into a woman of color learning village, and her confidence for student government going forward. [Preferred citation: Wolf Tales recording with Jacqueline Gonzalez, 27 April 2018, NCSU Libraries Wolf Tales Recordings, MC 00581, Special Collections Research Center, North Carolina State University Libraries, Raleigh, NC]
Genre:
Interviews
Oral histories (Document genres)
Names:
Gonzalez, Jacqueline more info on Gonzalez, Jacqueline 
North Carolina State University more info on North Carolina State University 
North Carolina State University -- Alumni and alumnae more info on North Carolina State University -- Alumni and alumnae 
Location:
Raleigh (N.C.)
Digital Project:
Wolf Tales