A Woman's Right: The Story It Tells – Annette of Mission, Texas

"We have to continue to fight to have these rights. That was when I was 15 or 16 when I realized that." - Annette of Mission, Texas talks about her experience with equal rights in the computer science industry. Annette...

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Veronica Guevara and Dawn Martinez Oropeza

Veronica Guevara (25) talks with her comadre, Dawn Martinez Oropeza (50), about being one of only a few Latinos in Marshalltown in elementary school, the impact of immigration raids on her undocumented family members, her feelings on racism and classism,...

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Jose Carrillo-Castro and Audrey Faunce

Jose Carrio-Castro (26) is interviewed by his wife Audrey Faunce (26). They speak about Jose, who is currently in med school, and his journey as an undocumented immigrant from Peru, to becoming a doctor, and the barriers that he has...

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Algis Kalvaitis, Ramunas Kalvaitis, and Irene Kalvaitis

Algis Kalvaitis (45) interviews his parents Irene Kalvaitis (85) and Ramunas Kalvaitis (82) about their experiences fleeing Lithuania as children during WWII, and their lives in various countries before eventually coming to the United States.

“I felt like I was cheated out of my childhood”

The topic of deportation is something that’s talked about on the daily by many, but no one knows how it actually feels for a loved one that’s forcefully taken away from their home after having made a life for themselves...

Unfairly deported to Mexico

In this interview, my stepdad talks about his experience getting arrested and unfairly deported to Mexico.

How to Fight Back: Xanat Sobrevilla

Andrew Taylor (Student, Chicago) spoke with Xanat Sobrevilla (Organizer, Chicago) of Organized Communities Against Deportation about her work, the deportation process, and her vision of migration justice in the future.

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Sakhone Lasaphangthong and Syma Mohammed

Sakhone Lasaphangthong (46) talks to StoryCorps interviewer Syma Mohammed (34) about coming to the US as a refugee, being incarcerated, and his current work with houseless people.

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Kryszelda Mendoza and Jhaleh Akhavan

Facilitator Jhaleh Akhavan (30) interviews Kryszelda Mendoza (27) about her early life, growing up without her father (who was deported), how she became a teacher, and why she continues to teach today.

Oral History Project

A deeper look into the time my cousins parents were deported from the US to Mexico and how it as affected her life through the years

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Monica Whatley and Bandele [no name given]

Monica Whatley (32) interviews her friend, Bandele [no name given] (73), about his incarceration in the custody of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Bandele reflects on what he learned during the 33 years during which he was detained, his relationship...