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Brian Riefler shares experiences from his life while growing up in Buffalo, New York, and how his family helped shape him into the man he is today. After high school graduation Brian took a gap year in order to complete a community service program in Ecuador. He shares how his experience abroad sparked his interest in immigration and on how it…
Ariana discusses her family history with a Panamanian father and black mother, with her and her siblings being classified as Afro-Latino/a(s). She discusses the factors that contributed towards shaping her identity as Afro-Latina: community, family, scholar-hood, and traveling experiences. She shares memories that compare her experiences as being…
Ana discusses her and her family’s experiences across various countries including: Argentina, Africa, and England to illustrate how her experiences have shaped her opinions on race, identity, and home. She shares information on several influential family members and how their insight and experiences have contributed towards her personal…
Terrell Brown is a junior undergraduate student at UNC-Chapel Hill. He was born in Norwalk, Connecticut, but moved to Hendersonville, North Carolina at the age of two, and has lived there ever since. Brown discusses what makes Hendersonville home for him, describing his family, friends, faith, and community. He tells the story of exploring his…
Araceli Islas moved to the US from the Distrito Federal in Mexico 15 years ago and lives in Pikeville, NC. She has daughters who live in Mexico and sons who were born and live in the US, and has worked both in Mexico and the US as a seamstress. Her life in Pikeville is much different from the life she had in the D.F., particularly with regard to…
Vianey Lemus Martinez is a fourth year undergraduate at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill studying Spanish. She grew up in Tulancingo, Hidalgo in Mexico until age nine when she and her family moved to Durham, North Carolina where they have lived ever since. Lemus Martinez was hesitant to apply for a legal status under the Deferred…
In this conversation with Lazaro Cardenas, he explains his roots in Morelos, Mexico, his past work positions, and career passions. He talks about how he came to the United States twenty years ago and found a way to continue the same career that he had in Mexico, with his wife. He discusses how he chose to sell the items that he has at the Bright…
Elaine Townsend talks about the cultural differences that exist between her mother’s Peruvian family and father’s American family. She discusses her childhood and what it was like to live in an extremely conservative religious community. Townsend was homeschooled for much of her life. Making the transition into the public school system and…
Vidal discusses his immigration experience as a native of Oaxaca, Mexico coming to the United States with his family in 2001. He talks about his father’s experience and how he became legalized through the immigration reform under President Reagan. He discusses some of the racial, cultural, and linguistic barriers he encountered during the first…
Enrique Chaupiz discusses his roots in the context of Peruvian food. He talks about the traditions his mother has passed on and how he has tried to conserve the Peruvian cuisine in his household ever since he moved to the United States. He narrates some of his childhood memories and explains how his passion for cooking was born. Mr. Chaupiz talks…
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