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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…
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…
Madison Hayes is the Executive Director of the Refugee Community Partnership in Carrboro, North Carolina. She explains her background in nonprofit and human rights work, both internationally and locally. Hayes discusses the history of power dynamics in service relationships and in research. She describes the formation of the Refugee Community…
Antonio Alanis serves as a community specialist and AmeriCorps member at El Centro Hispano, a non-profit organization based in Durham, North Carolina. Alanis discusses his role at El Centro Hispano and the work of the organization overall. He talks about his personal experience with El Centro Hispano as an immigrant growing up in Durham, North…
Frances Reuland describes her community in Chapel Hill, North Carolina and the changes she has seen due to the migration of different groups of people. She describes various experiences throughout her childhood and high school career that helped her notice the migrant communities within her town as well as how her town has changed as a response to…
María de los Angeles Maldonado de Patiño provides a personal account of how she deals with having half of her family in the United States and half of her family in Mexico. She touched on issues such as mobility for people who are documented versus undocumented and the ways immigrants maintain contact with family members in Mexico. She also…
Laura Villa Torres was born and raised in Mexico. She studied Sociology as an undergrad and she has always had an interest in Sociology of Health. She worked at Ipas in Mexico on the topic of youth sexual and reproductive rights advocacy, where she had the opportunity to collaborate with diverse public institutions, including the Mexican Ministry…
José Trejo describes the ten years he has spent in the state of North Carolina. He came here from Mexico with his family and faced some challenges as he progressed through high school. After graduating from high school, he worked for a time with family members in construction and went back to school to receive his Associate’s Degree in…
Reverend Robert Seymour sat on the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Hospital Board of Directors from 1980-1984 and after that was an active lobbyist for improving healthcare accessibility in the Chapel Hill, North Carolina Community. The Reverend is noted for his knowledge of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Hospital…
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…
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