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Rebecca Heines, better known as Becca, recalls her experience on her class trip to Guanajuato in March of 2018 as part of APPLES Global Course Guanajuato (GLBL 390 Latin American Immigrant Perspectives). She explains how various factors influence education in Trancas compared to students in North Carolinian schools. Becca also discusses how her…
Bryan Parrish grew up in Hillsborough, North Carolina, close to farmland. After working in both AmeriCorps and Peace Corps, he returned to his home in North Carolina to work with the Farmworker Health Program at Piedmont Health Services, where he is now the Program Coordinator. He discusses why the Farmworker Health Program is necessary, explains…
Dr. Serena Zhou-Talbert immigrated to the United States from China when she was three years old. She has MPH and MD degrees and currently works as a resident family medicine physician at the Prospect Hill Community Health Center, a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) that serves a 60 percent Hispanic population. In this interview, she…
Throughout the interview, Isabella talks about her experiences in ESL--English as a Second Language--classes in elementary school when she first arrived in North Carolina from São Paulo, Brazil. She explains the structure of her classes, how she felt about them, how she learned English, and who her main supporters were as she was learning her…
This interview was conducted by interviewer Alexandra Graham with interviewee Raúl Dávalos Martínez. He goes by Ben, which is short for his middle name Benjamín. Throughout the interview, Ben talks about how he learned English upon arriving to North Carolina when he was almost seven years old. He describes how his family and ESL--English as a…
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…
Laura discusses how she decided to become a professor of sociology and a family therapist. She explains how she became involved in the topic of migration and started to do research on the interviews collected in the New Roots Oral History collection. Laura discusses another project in which she provided therapy to migrants who were victims of…
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…
Andreina Malki immigrated to the United States from the rural town of Paysandú, Uruguay in 2001 when she was thirteen years old. Her family moved after her father lost work due to the economic recession that impacted Uruguay, Argentina, and other countries in the region during that time. They moved to Greenville, South Carolina, where a community…
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…
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