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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…
Julia Mack is a Spanish professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Mack was born in Puerto Rico and moved to the United States to study for her Masters degree. She has taught at three colleges and universities in North Carolina, including UNC where she has taught for the past twenty years. Mack discusses her choice to become a…
Rodolfo Toledano García discusses machismo in Latin American culture with respect to food. He talks about stereotypes regarding the role of Latina women in the kitchen and believes it is important to work towards eradicating machismo globally. He narrates about his childhood, the traditions of his grandmother and mother, and how to preserve food…
Joanna Rivera discusses the work that the Latin American Coalition does to support, provide resources, and uphold the rights of the Hispanic immigrant population in Charlotte, North Carolina. From her work at the coalition as the Immigrant Welcome Center Manager she has been exposed to the widespread social issues that the Hispanic community faces…
Maria Ruiz discusses her life growing up, and her family’s migratory experience from El Salvador to the United States. Maria talks about her parents’ motives for migrating and how their reasons resemble current motives from Latin American immigrants, the primary factor being economic self-improvement. She says that her parents never talk about…
Pedro J. Carreño describes his values towards food in relation to some of his childhood memories. He talks about some of the traditional dishes from his hometown, La Uvita, Boyacá, Colombia and the family members that played an immense role in his life, teaching him the fundamentals of the culinary arts. In the interview he mentions the…
Maria Salgado is a retired professor emeritus of Latin American literature. She retired in 2006, after teaching at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for almost 40 years. Salgado was born in the Canary Islands of Spain and moved to the United States when she was in high school. In this interview, Salgado says that she identifies as…
Daniel Correa is a junior transfer at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill studying Journalism. He immigrated to the United States with his parents and younger sister from Bogotá, Colombia in 2001, seeking political asylum. Correa moved to Miami at the age of eight and then to Cornelius, North Carolina when he was thirteen to finish…
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