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Olivia Joyner discusses the community where she grew up in Raleigh, North Carolina. She describes the lack of diversity in her neighborhood, but for her interaction with Hispanic populations through her Spanish-immersion elementary school and volunteering in the clinic her mom worked in. Joyner describes her interest in Mexico and Hispanic culture…
Janell Smith interviews graduate student Felicia Arriaga in an effort to understand issues of diversity within higher education institutions, specifically as it relates to Latino faculty members. With the hope of becoming a professor, Arriaga is a graduate student in the sociology department at Duke University, where she began her undergraduate…
Jane Smith (pseudonym), speaks about her involvement with issues related to migration, and the broader landscape of student activism work related to immigration in North Carolina. She shares stories from her work with Students United for Immigrant Equality at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and her observations on the challenges of…
Emilio Vicente discusses his and his family’s immigration experience as K’iche-speaking Mayans in Guatemala coming to Siler City, North Carolina in 1997. He discusses his early education as the only K’iche speaker in his public schools and feeling different from Spanish-speaking Latinos in his school. He talks about how his family emphasized…
Dr. Robert Landry describes migrating to North Carolina from San Juan, Puerto Rico at the age of 12. He highlights the issues he faced coming to an area with a predominantly black and white population. As a native Spanish-speaker, he describes his struggles learning English in middle and high school. Dr. Landry describes his movement through the…
Emilio Guzman, a student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, begins by briefly explaining how he ended up there and his areas of academic interest. He describes his family’s transition from Guerrero, Mexico to Winston Salem, North Carolina, as his parents migrated a few years before he and his little sister also moved to the…
Regan Buchanan discusses her family background, how she got involved in immigration issues, as well as her experiences working with Students United for Immigrant Equality at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill this year. Buchanan discusses the intersection of immigration issues and race, and her own position as someone coming from a…
In Hetali Lodaya's interview with Ivan Parra, Parra discusses his background in community organizing beginning in Colombia, and his subsequent move to the United States. He tells how he applied community organizing techniques learned in Colombia to an AmeriCorps position at El Centro Hispano. They also discuss the value of relational community…
The interview began with some background information about Manuel Rafael Gallegos Lerma and why he came to North Carolina. He talks about his interest in working with the Latino community in North Carolina because this population is growing and there are fewer resources compared to other cities in the United States. He then describes his current…
Interview topics included Manuel Rafael Gallegos Lermas' family background, his educational background, his migration to the United States, his work with the Human Rights Center of Chapel Hill, N.C. and Carrboro, N.C., and his current opinions and goals for the Latino population in the surrounding community. Gallegos believes the Carrboron, N.C.…
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