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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…
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…
The interview was organized around a few major themes, particularly as they apply to Raleigh and Durham, in North Carolina. These include Mark Schultz’s background information, his experience working in the journalism field, his work with the bilingual column “Nuestro Pueblo,” how the Latino population has been portrayed in the media, the…
Robert Willis begins the interview by describing how he began his legal career working with migrant workers in Florida. He then explains the situation of farm workers in North Carolina, describing the conditions of labor camps. He has been working in North Carolina since 1982, so he describes the changes that he has and has not seen over the years…
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 began with some background information about Manuel Rafael Gallegos Lerma and why he came to North Carolina. He talks about his interest in working with the Latino community in North Carolina because this population is growing and there are fewer resources compared to other cities in the United States. He then describes his current…
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.…
Dr. Judith Blau is a professor of sociology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. This interview not only focuses on how the Human Rights Center strives to guarantee Human rights for everyone, but it also focuses on the relationships our community has with the Latino immigrant community in Carrboro, N.C. Dr. Judith Blau describes the…
Manuel Rafael Gallegos Lerma was born in Chihuahua, Mexico. He learned English as a high school exchange student in Germany. Lerma is currently working on a PhD in Sociology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and is the Associate Director of the Human Rights Center of Chapel Hill and Carrboro. The interview begins with a brief…
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