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Shirley Romero Otero

Shirley Romero Otero, is the proud mother of four and grandmother of two. She began her Chicana activism in 1977 as the co-founder of the Land Rights Council, in Chama, CO. LRC is an organization dedicated to regaining the “historical use rights” for the heirs of the Sangre de Cristo Land Grant. A lawsuit was filed, Rael v. Taylor, and through a twenty-two year period, dozens of court hearings, before twenty-seven judges, on June 24, 2002 the Colorado Supreme Court ruled in favor of the plaintiffs. The U.S. Supreme Court affirmed the lower court’s ruling and now nearly one thousand landowners have access to the historic La Sierra. Shirley has been an educator for over 28 years in Grand Junction and San Luis, and has received many awards for her civil rights work.