venue: Door-to-Door Kit A

December 21, 2019
Genoa Mcphatter, Condoleezza Rice, Lativia Ray-Alston, Yvonne German, Patrice Cathright, and Denise Bonds-Williams

Genoa Ray-McPhatter (83), along with her nieces, Dr. Condoleezza Rice (65), Yvonne German (67), Lativia Ray-Alston [no age given], Patrice Cathright (61), and Denise Bond-Williams (60), discuss their family history, the role of music throughout their upbringing, and important values...

December 19, 2019
Maren Bernier and Kristina Halmai-Gillan

Maren Bernier (22) shares the experience of living as a foster youth with co-worker, Kristina Halmai-Gillan (42). Maren describes the experience of a group home setting, foster parent pairings, creative growth as an artist within a Y-supported program, and plans...

December 18, 2019
Lucy Murillo and Tawfik Abbasi

Lucy Murillo (29) and Tawfik Abbasi (26), who work together in the swim program at the YMCA, share their stories of how they became involved with teaching swimming and also discuss Tawfik's and Lucy's parents' immigration stories.

December 18, 2019
Bertha Loaiza and Gabriel White

Bertha Loaiza (38) recalls the death of her mother by suicide with her friend Gabriel White (41). She recalls her reaction to finding out how her mother died, the impact of those actions as a survivor, and the advocacy work...

December 18, 2019
Lupe Espinoza, Diego Espinoza, and Suzanne Thompson

Lupe Espinoza (59) and her grandson/adoptive son Diego Espinoza (14) remember and memorialize Diego's mother Angela, who passed away almost three years ago. Diego and Lupe also share memories of their lives and childhoods.

December 17, 2019
Amy Dixon and Christy Fritts

Paralympic athlete Amy Dixon (44) and her racing guide Christy Fritts (48) share memories of them racing together as triathletes and also discuss Amy's experience with vision loss.

December 17, 2019
Amos Johnson and Michael Brunker

Amos Johnson Jr. (81) and friend Michael Brunker (67) describe the community of San Diego during the '40s and '50s, the influence of the YMCA throughout Amos's lifetime & the decision to become apart of the board.

December 17, 2019
Gabriela Millan and Patricia Tranin

Gabriela Millan (37) and coworker Patricia Trahin (26) discuss their background, their journey to college, advice for students, and benefits of their workplace, the YMCA.

December 16, 2019
Naomi Suskind and Relle Goan

Naomi Suskind (42) and Relle Goan (21) discuss the work they do for an LGBTQ program within the San Diego YMCA and how their childhood and high school experiences informed their career paths.

December 12, 2019
Austin Meinert and Jenny Liebig

Austin Meinert (16) talks to his teen librarian, Jenny Liebig (33), about his involvement at the library, experience with bullying as a gay Black teenager, and the importance of fostering mental health in teenagers.