John Lizarraga and Lynn Lizarraga

Recorded November 23, 2019 Archived November 23, 2019 35:32 minutes
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Id: MBY019422

Description

John Lizarraga (63) and his wife Lynn Lizarraga (64) discuss their upbringings, how they both became educators and how they met.

Subject Log / Time Code

00:50
JL asks LL how her life has been different than what she imagined.
02:48
LL says her love of learning inspired her to become a teacher.
05:51
LL recalls her mother, a teacher, educating migrants during the summer and how it inspired her.
08:47
JL asks LL to talk about a time when teaching made her feel hopeful.
11:11
JL begins to describe his childhood.
15:06
JL describes how he and his siblings were separated and sent to foster care after their mother's death.
18:11
JL recalls identifying as more Anglo Saxon than Latino as a young child.
21:17
JL recalls moving to Memphis from California with his foster mother and her new husband.
26:01
JL recalls finding out at 8 that his biological father passed away.
30:46
JL recalls going to the "Free School" in California and how it helped him express himself through music and art.
33:10
JL describes meeting LL at work and connecting via love of music and education.

Participants

  • John Lizarraga (b. 1956)
  • Lynn Lizarraga (b. 1955)

Recording Location

Yuma Art Center