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Date: Time Period: 2017
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:21678
Description: Adelina talks about the struggle Hispanic people face, especially Mexicans in this country. They work hard for their own success and their relationships with one another. Recorded in Spanish. / Adelin ... More
Date: Time Period: 2016 - 2017
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:21699
Description: Adelina reveals in this interview her will to learn and study in order to reach her dream to obtain a better paying job. Recorded in Spanish. / Adelina muestra como su voluntad de aprender la esta lle ... More
Date: Time Period: 2009 - 2016
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:21673
Description: Miguel describes the decision-making process when he saw the opportunity of complete his high school studies and obtain a GED. He describes himself as someone who is curious and he describes himself a ... More
Date: Time Period: 2005 - 2017
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:21676
Description: Raquel reflects on her personal decision to come to the United States while leaving her family back in Colombia. She reveals that she has deep feeling about her situation and that she often thinks if ... More
Date: Time Period: 2005 - 2017
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:21691
Description: Raquel describes the interesting experience of being in a new country. This new experience of being surrounded with people from different nationalities and cultures allowed her to know who she really ... More
Date: Time Period: 2005 - 2017
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:21684
Description: Raquel describes the differences between her jobs in Colombia and her new job in this country as waitress. The latter gave her a lot of memorable experiences and taught her to see work here with a new ... More
Date: Time Period: 2005 - 2016
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:21701
Description: Miguel describes Woodside as a very quiet place where he can walk freely, feel safe, and not be worried about life. He opines that Woodside is developing and improving. Recorded in Spanish. / Miguel e ... More
Date: Time Period: 2005 - 2016
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:21696
Description: Miguel affirms that his life has been actualized through much effort and hard work. He has become a person with clarity and purpose. He also says that since he has arrived in the United States he has ... More
Date: Time Period: 1999 - 2016
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:21679
Description: Pedro talks about how hard was for him to get accustomed society's rejection of discussing topic about sexuality. He felt that he experienced this rejection while he when volunteered at a non profit o ... More
Date: Time Period: 1991 - 2016
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:21690
Description: Sonia talks about the new course that took her life after losing her sight and how she has handled with her situation. Recorded in Spanish. / Sonia habla a cerca de el nuevo rumbo que ha tomado su vid ... More
Date: Time Period: 1991 - 1993
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:21693
Description: Sonia talks about the situations that led to her blindness and how she tried to overcome the limitations after she lost the ability of sight. Recorded in Spanish. / Sonia habla a cerca de las situacio ... More
Date: Time Period: 1990 - 2016
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:21681
Description: Adelina explains how the navigating the English language and the transportation system were two biggest challenges she faced when she came here as an immigrant. Recorded in Spanish. / Adelina explica ... More
Date: Time Period: 1990 - 2000
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:22084
Description: Luna first came to the United States for education and after completing her education she planned to go back to her country but due to conflict going on back in her country she was told to stay in the ... More
Date: Time Period: 1985 - 2016
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:21675
Description: Pedro talks about his particular reasons to emigrate to the United States and how he wanted to pursue his career here. Recorded in Spanish. / Pedro habla de sus razones particulares para emigrar a est ... More
Date: Time Period: 1985 - 2016
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:21698
Description: Pedro Holguin shares his experience regarding the stereotypes that people hold in the United States hold against Colombians. Recorded in Spanish.