venue: Door-to-Door Kit A
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...
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...
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.