The Importance of Family and Religion

In this interview for the 2019 Great Thanksgiving Listen, Jennifer Barralaga interviewed her mother, Maura Martinez asking about her life before moving to the United States, and the importance of religion to her. Maura explained that the country she grew...

Neptaly and Armando talk about the past and today “how were your parents like?”

In my intwerview with my dad I talk to him about his past and today. I ask him a few questions about him and how his parents were. I ask him about my sisters when we were little and ask...

El Abuelo Con Cabello Blanco

In this interview conducted, In April 2018 In Santa Ana California, Perla Lozano interviews her grandfather Jose Rocha. My grandpa and I talked about how he felt when I was born since I was his very first granddaughter, how his...

Interview with Lora Hernandez

This podcast is about a woman named Lora Hernandez. She was born in Playa Mallorca, Spain. She came to the United States with her parents when she was eight years old. Her dad was a sargent and her mom also...

Interview project Honors

We recorded this on September 26, 2018 in The Bronx, New York. My grandpa is an immigrant from Mexico who came to The United States in search of a better life for his family back home. I am grateful to...

Immigration Stories Italy: Osmil

Osmil is a recent immigrant to Italy from Guatanamo, Cuba having only arrived 7 months ago. Osmil is in the country on a visiting visa living with his sister in Piotello, a town on the outskirts of Milan. Osmil has...

Immigration Stories: Mexico-United States An Oral History – Anonymous 17 Choreographer and Dancer

Anonymous 17 talks about growing up in Mexico until her early teens when her family relocates to the United States. Living many years as a permanent resident, in recent years she has obtained United States citizenship. Anon 17 speaks about...

Edgar Contreras and his father Jose talk about his father’s story

In this interview done with Edgar Contreras (16) and his father Jose (46), they talk about the father’s childhood growing up and who were his main influences in his life so far. They also talked over how Jose has came...

Parent Interview

Questioned my grandfather on thoughts of education and my future.

“I’m alone now but I still have you”

Interviewing my grandmother about her life, love life, immigration stories and how her home country was, as we speak in spanish, her native tongue.

Interview con mi Ita

Interview with my grandma aka ‘Ita’. She has an incredible story about perseverance and sacrifice to fulfill her childhood dream which was to make a life for herself in America.

Interview with Kenya Campos: An Undocumented Mother of Three

In this interview I talk with Kenya Campos, a family friend, about her childhood in Mexico, her journey to the United States, the struggles her family has faced in regards to their current immigration status and her fears as wells...

Interviewing Alicia pichardo my the great thanksgiving

Today I am going to interview my mom about her life and what she likes! The questions I am going to ask her are in English and she is going to answer in Spanish.

Joannette Rivera and her mother Carmen Gonzalez talk about her mother’s thoughts on having a kid for the first time.

In this interview, conducted on November 6, 2017, in Kissimmee, Florida, Joannette Rivera (18) interviews her mother Carmen Gonzalez (40) about her thoughts on becoming a mother for the first time. Carmen answers questions on when she first finds out...

Deported: An American Division

Lourdes Salazar Bautista was deported from Ann Arbor, Michigan after living in the United States for 20 years. Her husband was deported 10 years prior. Bautista’s two younger children (now 14 and 16) accompanied her to Mexico, reuniting with her...

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Julian Orozco Rios and Karla Rivas

Julian Orozco Rios (27) conversa con su novia Karla Janette Rivas (26) acerca de su vida en Ciudad Juarez, México, y cómo se reencontraron en Chicago después de años de no verse. [Julian Orozco Rios has a conversation with his...

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Oliver Frometa and Yessenia R.

Oliver Frometa [no age given] interviews his mom, Yessenia R. [no age given] about her life, the birth of Oliver and the family’s experiences with illness.

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Alicia Peña Perez and Gerardo Cantu

Alicia Peña Perez (87) comparte con su nieto, Gerardo Cantu (34), recuerdos del niñez en México de los pueblos Monterrey y San Pedro, de la comida típica que preparaba su familia, y de las personas inmigrantes que se conocía. [Alicia...

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Juana Arenas de la Riva and Manuel Barragan Arenas

Juana Maria Arenas de la Riva (66) is interviewed by her son Manuel Barragan Arenas (33) about growing up with her grandparents in México, immigrating to the U.S. and her teenage years in California.

Gricelda talks about her life in Richmond, raising a daughter while balancing two cultures, and her hopes for Richmond

This interviewed was done with the assistance of a translator. Gricelda talks about things she misses from Mexico (food!) and what types of culture events would be fun to incorporate into life in Richmond. She also talks about how she...

Interview with my parents

In this interview, conducted on November 2017 in Vestavia Hills, AL, I spoke with my parents about their childhood and their families. They each spoke about their families, telling stories of their siblings, parents, and grandparents. They both talked about...

My Mother’s Life

This interview is about my mother’s life as she grew up and her feelings about leaving her home country to come to the United States.