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Claire Weintraub, a junior at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, met with Olivia Joyner to discuss her experiences growing up in North Carolina. Claire has lived in Chapel Hill for her life, and observed firsthand the demographic changes in her schools as more and more students from other countries became her classmates. Claire…
Elizabeth Price, the principal of South Graham Elementary School, met with Olivia Joyner to discuss the programs available at the school for students who come to the school speaking English as a second language, or not at all. South Graham, in an effort to promote global consciousness, inclusivity, and the value of being able to speak multiple…
Laura Halperin is an assistant professor of English and comparative literature at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she researches contemporary Latina/o literatures and cultures. She is currently working on a book project, which focuses on representations of harm in late twentieth century Latina novels and memoirs. Her other…
As part of Kelly Pope’s investigation of the interaction of American public school systems with Latino students, Ramirez offers her opinion on what resources American public schools are lacking for parents who don’t speak English. Ramirez is the Vice President of an organization called Immersion for Spanish Language Acquisition (ISLA), and was…
Hannah Jessen's interviews are a study of the lives of the mothers of migration, specifically the relationship between mother and child, the ways they support their families in a new context, the new concerns that come with raising their children in a different country, and their hopes for their families and for themselves in the future. In this…
Ellie Kinnaird discusses various interactions she has had with undocumented workers and Hispanic immigrants, first as mayor of Carrboro, North Carolina, and then as a North Carolina State Senator. She gives opinions on the general shift in attitudes of elected officials towards these communities in North Carolina. She has worked issues related to…
David Rigby describes his experiences working with immigrants and day laborers in both Asheville, N.C. and in Carrboro, N.C. He emphasizes the importance of being present in the community. He also describes the “corner,” which is the location where day laborers wait for potential employers, as both a social and vulnerable place. The day…
The interview begins briefly with a description of Officer Charlie Pardo’s childhood and how his childhood life living in Puerto Rico differs from the childhood life his children are living in North Carolina today. He discusseed his background education, how he came to his position with the Chapel Hill Police Department, and about the experiences…
José Francisco González Martinez begins by answering questions about his work experience in Carrboro, N.C. He has worked as a day laborer and is currently working in cleaning offices. As a day laborer, he has never personally experienced wage theft and describes the good relationships that he has had with his bosses and the decent wages he has…
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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