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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…
Laura habla sobre las dificultades de mudarse de Seattle a Chapel Hill cuando tenía nueve años de edad. Ella recuerda que todos sus maestros creían que se había mudado directamente de México porque no hablaba inglés. Ella discute sobre cómo en los Estados Unidos ha aprendido a decir que es mexicana y en México ha aprendido a identificarse…
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…
Kristina Caltabiano discusses her international experiences and how they have all shaped her identity. She talks about how central speaking Spanish is to her identity, and the battle present in valuing a transient lifestyle but also wanting a sense of community. Caltabiano makes comparisons between her Italian-American family to the families she…
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…
Brian Riefler shares experiences from his life while growing up in Buffalo, New York, and how his family helped shape him into the man he is today. After high school graduation Brian took a gap year in order to complete a community service program in Ecuador. He shares how his experience abroad sparked his interest in immigration and on how it…
Ariana discusses her family history with a Panamanian father and black mother, with her and her siblings being classified as Afro-Latino/a(s). She discusses the factors that contributed towards shaping her identity as Afro-Latina: community, family, scholar-hood, and traveling experiences. She shares memories that compare her experiences as being…
Ana discusses her and her family’s experiences across various countries including: Argentina, Africa, and England to illustrate how her experiences have shaped her opinions on race, identity, and home. She shares information on several influential family members and how their insight and experiences have contributed towards her personal…
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