Oral Histories

Interview of Bernita Walker

Co-founder and executive director of Project Peacemakers, Inc., which provides support for those escaping domestic abuse. Executive director of the Jenesse Center, which helps African American women who have been abused.
Women's Activist Lives
Social Movements
Women's Issues
Spencer-Walters, Dayo
Walker, Bernita
Persons Present:
Walker and Spencer-Walters.
Place Conducted:
Project Peacemaker’s Inc. in Los Angeles, California.
Supporting Documents:
Records relating to the interview are located in the UCLA Library's Center for Oral History Research.
Interviewer Background and Preparation:
The interview was conducted by Dayo Spencer-Walters; Master of Public Health, UCLA; Graduate Student Researcher, Center for the Study of Women. Dayo Spencer-Walters prepared for the interview through searches in online resources, as well as the use of archival newspaper materials, specifically the Los Angeles Times.
Processing of Interview:
The transcript is a verbatim transcription of the recording. It was transcribed by a professional transcribing agency using a list of proper names and specialized terminology supplied by the interviewer. Walker was then given an opportunity to review the transcript and made a number of corrections and additions. Those corrections were entered into the text without further editing or review on the part of the Center for Oral History Research staff.
3.5 hrs.
Regents of the University of California, UCLA Library.
Series Statement:
Women’s Activist Lives in Los Angeles is a series of interviews done by graduate research assistants under the auspices of UCLA’s Center for the Study of Women. The series addresses the diverse ways in which women’s social movement activities affected public policy and transformed civic institutions such as education, social services, and the art world in Los Angeles. Several of the oral histories also focus on individuals who were involved with the June L. Mazer Lesbian Archives, which the Center for the Study of Women was involved in bringing to UCLA Library Special Collections at the time the oral histories were being done.