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Guanajuato spotlight: Elizabeth Byrum

“In a lot of ways, my time in Guanajuato has cemented my desire to work with community-based interventions and to definitely center my future work around relationship building and meeting people where they are in the moment. ” Elizabeth Byrum, Guanajuato c/o 2013

APPLES Global Course Guanajuato (GLBL 382) is a three credit spring course that combines ethnographic methods, oral history, and service-learning to examine Latin American migrant perspectives. Students research and work with migrants in North Carolina and spend spring break in migrants’ home communities in Guanajuato, Mexico.

Through leadership development, experiential learning, and engaged service, Guanajuato alumni have had an incredible impact through our programs. We were pleased to sit down with Guanajuato alum and current UNC School of Social Work graduate student Elizabeth Byrum.

Q: Elizabeth, thank you so much for joining us. Tell us a little more about yourself.

A: I graduated from UNC in 2013 with a journalism and global studies (Latin America focus) double major and Hispanic studies minor. After graduating, I worked for almost three years in the nonprofit sector in Raleigh, NC around development and grant writing, first with the AJ Fletcher Foundation and then with the Autism Society of North Carolina. I’m originally from Raleigh and I’ve always had an interest in working in the nonprofit community in the Triangle, particularly in a human services field where I could use my passion for storytelling and writing, as well as my Spanish language skills.

I am currently a graduate student in the School of Social Work and I am interested in child welfare and abuse prevention, integrated healthcare, and supporting refugee and immigrant populations. I will begin my first field internship for my graduate program in August 2017 at an inpatient behavioral health center for children and adolescents.

Q: That sounds fascinating. Tell us how you were(/are!) involved with Guanajuato. What influenced you to participate as an undergraduate? How did the experience impact you?

A: I was extremely fortunate to be able to visit Guanajuato twice while at UNC for my undergraduate and I am so excited that I’ll be returning this summer for graduate research! In 2012, I was one of the interns for Project Guanajuato, a two-month community-based internship that partnered with small communities in Guanajuato and the Fundación Comunitaria del Bajío. I lived in El Gusano for two months that summer and it was an incredibly transformative experience. While we spent most of our days organizing English classes, art activities, and other community events, the opportunity to build intimate relationships with the community and to understand the stories and experiences of individuals who lived in rural Mexico (and who often had several family members living in the US) and who often had several family members living in the US was very meaningful. I was extremely excited about the opportunity to return to Guanajuato with the APPLES Global Course Guanajuato in spring 2013 and visit with my host family and the many other wonderful individuals I met the summer before. Overall, these experiences informed my interest in working with the Spanish-speaking community and furthered my learning about the immigration process in the United States and the many challenges that exist for families that reside in two separate countries.

Throughout my undergraduate years, I wanted to pursue opportunities to learn and explore the Spanish language and also participate in experiences locally that connected with Spanish-speaking immigrants. I was and still am particularly interested in community development work and the creation of a network of supportive resources for immigrants here (accessible, relevant health care, housing assistance, language classes, etc.), and it was a great opportunity to see the informal transnational relationship that exists between the Triangle community and Mexican communities of origin, many of which are in Guanajuato.

Byrum (far left) will return to Guanajuato for her graduate studies in 2017.

I’m excited to be returning to Guanajuato this summer for three weeks as part of a UNC research team that will be conducting a school-based psychosocial intervention for adolescents. The intervention will focus on stress and self-harming behavior and will be conducted in Juventino Rosas with middle and high school students. I’m also hoping to reconnect with the Fundacion and my former host families while I’m down there!

Q: That is so wonderful you are able to go back! What is your favorite memory from your experiences in Guanajuato thus far?

A: I would say that my favorite memories of my previous time in Guanajuato were the art activities that we planned for the kids in the El Gusano community. We created musical instruments, made a mosaic mural, created and painted piñatas, took photos and made photo frames, plus many more things. Every week, we would organize an art activity and so many kids and teens in the community would come out to participate. We were able to get to know them very well over the course of several weeks. I also just loved sitting with my fellow interns and our host families around meals and sharing stories or watching telenovelas. My entire experience was very relationship oriented and the moments that we spent together are what I remember most fondly. and each of the moments that we spent together are what I remember most fondly. Overall, it’s still often hard to explain to friends and family the impact of my experiences, particularly from the two months I was in the community. In a lot of ways, my time in Guanajuato has cemented my desire to work with community-based interventions and to definitely center my future work around relationship building and meeting people where they are in the moment.

Q: We love that. What does Guanajuato mean to you, and why should others get involved?

A: My Guanajuato experiences really provided an important cross-cultural perspective into the greater social issue of migration and community building. They have definitely helped me develop personally and have helped guide my interests professionally, including deciding to return to pursue a graduate degree.

I’ve consistently recommended the APPLES course to anyone who is interested in understanding in depth our growing global community. It’s a fantastic way to really connect with many issues that are hyper-relevant in Chapel Hill and the greater North Carolina community. The course provides a holistic perspective and tangible connections between our communities and those in Mexico.

Q: When you are not studying for your Master’s degree, what do you like to do for fun?

A: My partner and I love to go to local concerts at venues like the Cat’s Cradle, The Pinhook, and Kings. We try to go to at least a few a month. We also love traveling and try to plan domestic and international trips each year. I also enjoy practicing yoga and exploring the yoga community in the Triangle; in fact, I just completed my 200 hr yoga teacher training this year. I also spend a lot of time cooking, playing with my dachshund, and hanging out around Raleigh.

Wow, congratulations on completing 200 hour yoga training, Elizabeth! And thank you so much for sharing this with us, we look forward to the great things you will do!

Updated 2017: Guanajuato Professional Portal

Michelle_quoteLatino Migration Project alumni are blazing trails in their chosen career paths…& they’ve got our attention.

Through LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT, EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING, and ENGAGED SERVICE, LMP Professionals have had an incredible impact through our programs, and continue to make their mark in their careers.

Check out the updated Professional Portal page now.

Meet Kristina: Guanajuato Class of 2017 and FLAS Recipient

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FLAS recipient and Guanajuato alum Kristina Caltabiano (left) with her brother in Guatemala

She’s a Peace Corps Volunteer alum, FLAS award recipient, and is in the newest class of Guanajuato alumni.

Meet Kristina.

FLAS fellowships fund the study of less commonly taught languages and area studies coursework. This program provides academic year and summer fellowships to assist graduate students and advanced undergraduates in foreign language and area studies. The goals of the fellowship program include: (1) to assist in the development of knowledge, resources and trained personnel for modern foreign language and area/international studies; (2) to stimulate the attainment of foreign language acquisition and fluency; and (3) to develop a pool of international experts to meet national needs.

Before pursuing a dual graduate degree in social work and public health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Caltabiano served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Guatemala. There, she worked as a health educator in a rural Mayan community and cemented her aspirations to work internationally in a community organizing capacity. After learning about FLAS from a Peace Corps colleague, Caltabiano pursued the opportunity and was granted an award to learn Portuguese.

FLAS was even one of the reasons Caltabiano chose to pursue UNC’s dual MSW and MPH degree. She said the opportunity allowed her to tailor course assignments to align with her interests on different areas within Brazil. Part of the award allowed her to live in São Paulo and pursue an upcoming fall semester in Rio de Janeiro, where she hopes to achieve full proficiency.

“Such a huge part of my graduate school experience is learning Portuguese, and I’m so grateful and aware of what a gift it is,” Caltabiano said.

Studying languages has always been an interest of Caltabiano. Originally from Syracuse, NY, Caltabiano attended St. John’s University where she studied both Psychology, International Relations and minored in Spanish. As an undergraduate, she studied abroad in Chile and then following graduation, spent one year teaching English in Spain.

“Languages are fun for me,” Caltabiano said.

In addition to learning Portuguese in her graduate studies, Caltabiano participated in the APPLES Global Course Guanajuato alternative spring break. The course allowed her to be connected to the local immigrant community and better understand the link between North Carolina and migration, specifically from Guanajuato, Mexico. Caltabiano said the oral histories particularly humanized learning about the migration experience.

“You can hear and read about migration all the time, but interviews bring to life someone’s personal account of what life looks like, what life looks back in their home country, and how their kids lives are different from theirs,” Caltabiano said.

When she’s not busy learning Portuguese, studying for her dual degree, or participating in service learning, Caltabiano enjoys traveling, being outside, and spending time with loved ones.

Thank you so much for sharing photos from your experiences in Brazil (above) and thank you for joining us, Kristina! We look forward to the great things you will do!

Guanajuato alum spotlight: Nicole LeNeave

Through leadership development, experiential learning, and engaged service, Guanajuato alumni have had an incredible impact through our programs, and continue to make their mark in their careers. One of these professionals we had the pleasure of connecting with is Nicole LeNeave, UNC ’14.

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LeNeave (center) on the 2014 APPLES Global Course Guanajuato alternative spring break

Nicole LeNeave is a Ph.D. candidate, Department of History, at The University of California, San Diego. She is studying the cultural history of the Cold War in Latin America; specifically, looking at insurgency and rebellion through a music and art lens. Since graduating as a double major in Latin American studies (LTAM) and Latin American History with a music minor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, LeNeave continues to have wide-ranging experiences in Latin American Studies.

As an undergraduate, LeNeave served as an Institute for the Study of the Americas (ISA) intern where she transcribed oral history interviews and supported department communications. The work encouraged her to participate in the 2014 APPLES alternative spring break, which gave her the opportunity to record oral histories herself. After interviewing UNC Latino students and speaking with members of the Guanajuato, Mexico community, LeNeave was struck by the power of an individual’s narrative.

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LeNeave (right) with ISA Director Lou Pérez (left)

“Oral histories are intrinsically part of the way we function.” LeNeave said. “They provide a greater understanding beyond the empirical nature of academia.”

Originally from Charlotte, North Carolina, LeNeave first became interested in Latin American studies after taking a first year seminar with Professor Miguel La Serna about revolution and rebellion in Latin America. When it came to declaring a major, LeNeave liked the interdisciplinary nature of the LTAM major. The political science, music, history, anthropology classes all helped to frame her other major of Latin American history.

“LTAM is a great complement to another major,” LeNeave said. “I encourage people to do it and make it your own.”

LeNeave did just that, and with a future Ph.D. and dreams of a tenure-track professor position, she is just getting started.

Nicole, we look forward to seeing your forthcoming research and the great things you will do! Thank you for joining us.

 

Student Spotlight: Guanajuato, Building Integrated Communities Intern Paige Hines

UNC Study Abroad in Guanajuato, Mexico is a student exchange program with the Universidad de Guanajuato (UG) in the city of Guanajuato, Mexico. This is a collaborative program of UNC Study Abroad, the Latino Migration Project, and the Department of Romance Studies.

UNC students directly enroll at the Universidad de Guanajuato (UG) for an opportunity to fully integrate into the academic, social, and cultural life in Guanajuato. One of these students we had the pleasure of speaking with is Paige Hines.

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Paige Hines, Global Course Guanajuato Alum

Q: Paige, thank you so much for joining us. Can you tell us a little more about yourself?

A: I’m a senior Global Studies and Spanish Literatures and Culture major, originally from Greensboro, North Carolina. Like Chapel Hill and Carrboro, Greensboro has an increasing immigrant and refugee population. Growing up, and especially in high school, I was fortunate enough to be able to hear some of their stories, which has definitely informed how I see North Carolina today.

Q: Tell us more about what brought you to participate in the UNC Study Abroad Guanajuato program. How did the experience impact you?

A: I knew that I wanted to study abroad, learn more about Latin American culture and improve my Spanish. I heard of the spring service learning course that traveled to Guanajuato over spring break and thought it was a fascinating way to learn more about migration, its causes and the communities many who have settled in North Carolina have come from. When I saw that the study abroad program to Guanajuato opened up, I thought it would be a great opportunity to have a unique experience abroad. Also, Mexico has always fascinated me!

I loved every second of being in Guanajuato. I learned a lot about culture, food, politics, art, society and history through my host family who I chatted with over breakfast and dinner every day. Through the study abroad program, I got to see a rural side to the state I was living in, and learned about obstacles to higher education for those living in rural areas. I was really fortunate that pretty much every aspect of living in Guanajuato was a learning opportunity, from my friends, school, service and home. I was surprised at how many people I met by chance who had family connections to North Carolina.

Q: Wow, small world! We’re so glad you made connections that are so close to home. What are you up to now? IMG_1186

A: Since I’ve returned, I have been working Building Integrated Communities, an initiative that partners with North Carolinian towns and counties to implement policies that better include their immigrant populations, as well as Student Action with Farmworkers, a non-profit in Durham that bring students together with farmworkers to work to further the farmworker justice movement in the Carolinas. I have been excited in both roles to learn about different issues facing Latino immigrants, especially in terms of health and policy.

Q: We love how involved you are. What do you tell your friends when they ask about Guanajuato?

A: Guanajuato is one of the most beautiful cities in Mexico, and maybe the world! I was fascinated by the landscapes all around the city, and the colorful buildings characteristic of Guanajuato. I think many people have a different idea of what my experiences would be like than they really were, so I love to break those expectations.

My favorite memory may have been when my parents came to visit me. I became very close with my host family, and one night we all went out to dinner at a nice restaurant in a main plaza. A group of about 15 student-performers dressed in old Spanish attire (the town is Cevantes obsessed) came in to sing traditional callejoneada songs to another table, which is quite the performance. I got to enjoy the evening with my two families, who couldn’t even speak to each other, and celebrate a Guanajuato tradition. It was exciting to have my parents experience this alongside me, and my host family got to explain to us the history behind the songs and traditions. It was a memorable night!IMG_1383

Q: A memorable night indeed! We love that story. Why should others consider going to Guanajuato? 

Guanajuato is an amazingly multicultural city because of the university. People wanted to share with you the things they loved about their country, its people and culture. It also is complexly located economically. Much is changing and quickly, from industry and mining to agriculture and folk art. I think it is important to learn a little about those economic struggles to understand many facets of migration.

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For fun I like to read, travel, drink good coffee at cafes, backpack and hike and do yoga. I did all of those things in Guanajuato, too!

Paige, thank you so much. We look forward to hearing about your future adventures!

Taking the road less traveled: Spotlight on Guanajuato alum Michelle Carreño

Through leadership development, experiential learning, and engaged service, Guanajuato alumni have had an incredible impact through our programs, and continue to make their mark in their careers. One of these professionals we had the pleasure of connecting with is Michelle Carreño.

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Carreño in Laguna Colorada, Bolivia

After graduating from UNC and participating in the APPLES Global Course Guanajuato, Carreño moved to Colombia to become a bilingual World History middle school teacher with plans to eventually travel around South America alone.

“Traveling solo has been something I have always wanted to do ever since I can remember,” Carreño said. “The idea of going to a foreign place: meeting new people, learning about a new culture, a new language, trying new types of food, dancing different types of music, visiting new places, making decisions on my own from the smallest to the biggest ones and all of this ‘solo’ sounded so fascinating to me, and especially in Latin America with an indefinite time.”

While a student at UNC, Carreño took LTAM classes and instantly connected to the material.

“I did not realize how passionate and interested I became with Latin American studies when I first took classes,” Carreño said. “It was something so natural to me… I truly believe I felt I was searching my identity and learning where I came from.”

Being the daughter of Colombian immigrants, Carreño wanted to explore that side of her identity and moved to Colombia after graduation with the intention of teaching for a couple of years and then traveling alone. After the first year ended and it was time to resign her contract, Carreño made the difficult decision to pursue her solo travel dreams sooner than she intended.

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Carreño (above) is a Guanajuato alum

And it paid off.

“What many people do not realize is that traveling brings heaps of enriching perks to our lives and helps humans become stronger,” Carreño said. “Additionally, I soon realized in my travels, you never travel alone because you meet millions of people disposed to give you a hand and share with you your path if it’s for 5 minutes to a few hours to days to months to years.”

Seven countries later, Carreño has taken advantage of her time in South America. Whether camping, hiking, or meeting new people, Carreño explored places in Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Chile, Brazil, and Argentina. She was even able to meet up with her brother to explore the Amazon and Brazil.

When it comes to traveling solo, Carreño encourages others to do the same.

“I decided to take this trip through Latin America because it has been one of my dreams and I also wanted to empower women, especially Latinas, that they can travel ‘sola’ through their own continent,” Carreño said. “You will grow in so many ways. Best of all, you will see how you’re not either from here nor there and that we are all world citizens/darte cuenta que no eres ni de aquí ni de allá y que todos somos ciudadanos del mundo.”

Whether she is in South America traveling solo or back in the States, you can find Carreño dancing, doing yoga, hiking, swimming, reading, and of course, traveling.

Thank you so much for sharing your adventure with us, Michelle! We can’t wait to hear more!

See more of Michelle’s adventure below:

Guanajuato spotlight: Tae Brown

APPLES Global Course Guanajuato (GLBL 382) is three credit spring course combines ethnographic methods, oral history, and service-learning to examine Latin American migrant perspectives. Students research and work with migrants in North Carolina and spend spring break in migrants’ home communities in Guanajuato, Mexico.

Through leadership development, experiential learning, and engaged service, Guanajuato alumni have had an incredible impact through our programs. We were pleased to sit down with the 2017 Global Course Guanajuato TA and 2016 Guanajuato alum Tae Brown.

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Tae Brown, Guanajuato class of 2016

Q: Thank you for joining us! Tell us a little more about yourself.

A: From the mountains of western NC, I’m from a relatively small town called Hendersonville. From the time I could remember, I was also a community oriented individual. I was also interested in exposing myself different than what I knew. Never did I know that skill would allow me a place in the Mexican community in my hometown. With that connection made at an early age, I now reflect on several experiences that have contributed in shaping how I view the world. I was baptized, confirmed, and had my first communion in Misa Español at Immaculada Concepción. I’ve participated in several quinceañeras and traveled to México a variety of times. All of these experiences still contribute toward my direction in life as I now attend UNC Chapel Hill with a double major in Spanish Literature & Culture and Global Studies degree focused on Latin America and Social and Political Movements. I’m currently conducting research on Afro-Mexicanos, extending previous research I conducted on Afro-Latinos.
Q: We look forward to reading the results of your research! Tell us what influenced you to participate in the UNC APPLES Global Guanajuato course and alternative spring break. How did the experience impact you? 

A: Several of my hometown friends who also participated in the UNC Apples Guanajuato Course influenced my decision to participate in the course. The experience in short was life-changing in a variety of ways! After returning from the trip and with much reflection, my appreciation for my family grew exponentially. I knew that maneuvering my life’s direction wouldn’t be possible without family, but after interacting in the communities that I did in México, my appreciation for family grew. Before the trip, I found myself caught up in the hustle and bustle of being a UNC student; however, after returning from México, I began to see that there are such a variety of ways to feel fulfilled outside the traditional ways we seek as students. Lastly, the passion and work I conduct around Latino communities grew as I began to ask more questions and investigate more areas with Latin individuals. The exposure of traveling to México under the guidance of the course was truly incredible.

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“…Every interaction with the kids brought a smile to my face.”

Q: That’s so wonderful to hear. What do you tell your friends when they ask you about your experiences in Guanajuato? What is your favorite memory? 

A: My most transparent memory of my trip to México are over an array of days, however they circumvent around the time we spent with the youth. Whether it be the kids making fun of my armpit hair or during an intense game of fútbol, every interaction with the kids brought a smile to my face.

Q: HA! That brings a smile to our face, too. What does Guanajuato mean to you, and why should others get involved?

You should take part in the Guanajuato trip to either gain a new perspective, continue work you’re truly passionate about, or just to learn! It’s a course designed for all individuals who are open to listening, learning, and serving!

Thank you for taking the time to speak with us, Tae! We look forward to hearing more about the class and trip this spring!

 

Spotlight: Meet Guanajuato alum Hetali Lodaya

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“My favorite memory is chatting with the daughters of a host family whose father had worked in the United States for years to save up money – he now lived at home and they had a much higher standard of living than they would have otherwise. His daughters had defined career aspirations and goals – they complained about school just like any teenager, but it was clear that his migration, even if not permanent, had created an environment for them where they could have that drive. That’s what it’s about, at the end of the day – everyone just wants the best for their loved ones.” -Hetali Lodaya

APPLES Global Course Guanajuato (GLBL 382) is three credit spring course combines ethnographic methods, oral history, and service-learning to examine Latin American migrant perspectives. Students research and work with migrants in North Carolina and spend spring break in migrants’ home communities in Guanajuato, Mexico.

Through leadership development, experiential learning, and engaged service, Guanajuato alumni have had an incredible impact through our programs, and continue to make their mark in their careers.  One of these professionals we had the pleasure of connecting with is Hetali Lodaya.

Q: Hetali, thank you so much for joining us! First, please tell us more about yourself.

A:  I graduated in 2014 – I majored in Chemistry and Public Policy, and was very involved in the Campus Y and entrepreneurship communities at UNC. Post-grad, I moved to San Antonio with the Venture for America Fellowship to work for a nonprofit that creates entrepreneurship education programs for K-12. I still work for them, though I’m back in Chapel Hill for a year before going to graduate school!

Q: Congratulations on graduate school! Tell us more about what brought you to participate in UNC APPLES Global Guanajuato. How did the experience impact you?

A: I needed to take an APPLES course for Public Service Scholars and was really excited by the learning opportunity this one presented. I went to high school with a lot of students whose families had come from Mexico, but I had so little interaction with them it was like we lived in two different worlds even though we were physically in the same space. Living in Chapel Hill was the first time I had ever lived in a community with such a large immigrant population, and I realized that I knew almost nothing about their experiences.

Q: What are you up to now? How have your experiences in Guanajuato influenced your career trajectory?

A: Moving to San Antonio brought me to another community with a large Mexican-American population, many recent immigrants – working in education there, my experience in Global Guanajuato made me much more aware of the fact that students’ journeys to the United States so often informed the person that they were in the classroom. That perspective is something I think will continue to be key for me in this field.

Q: We love that the course has influenced you in that way. What do you tell your friends when they ask you about your experiences in Guanajuato? What’s your favorite memory?

A: I tell them about the people that I met! In all different kinds of communities, from all walks of life – I learned so much about how migration affects people in different ways. My favorite memory is chatting with the daughters of a host family whose father had worked in the United States for years to save up money – he now lived at home and they had a much higher standard of living than they would have otherwise. His daughters had defined career aspirations and goals – they complained about school just like any teenager, but it was clear that his migration, even if not permanent, had created an environment for them where they could have that drive. That’s what it’s about, at the end of the day – everyone just wants the best for their loved ones.

Q: Absolutely! We have to say though, one of our favorite memories from your class is when you all danced to Pharrell’s “Happy.” What does Guanajuato mean to you, and why should others get involved?

My Global Guanajuato experience allows me to be informed and active on issues of immigration – especially in today’s political climate, I think it’s so important to speak from personal experience and facts. This class will push you, challenge you, clarify your beliefs, and show you a side to the migration story you probably don’t know – if that’s not enough reasons to apply, you’ll have a ton of fun with an awesome group of people! Do it!

Thank you so much, Hetali! Check out Hetali and her class (below) in action in Guanajuato. 

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Hetali (front) and the Guanajuato class of 2014 dance to Pharrell’s “Happy.”

NEW interviews available, New Roots/Nuevas Raíces

 

newrootsNew oral history interviews are now available in the New Roots: Voices from Carolina del Norte digital archive. The interviews were conducted in the spring of 2015 by UNC undergraduate students in Dr. Hannah Gill’s APPLES Latin American Immigrant Perspectives: Ethnography in Action course. These recently added stories delve into the complex social dynamics that many immigrants navigate in the United States and include themes that explore the relationship between family and food. The interviewees, like our friend who we’ve featured before, provide first-hand accounts of their motives for migrating, their family traditions, and offer compelling perspectives on the healthcare and educational systems of this country. To learn more follow these links (below) to their individual stories.

Un nuevo grupo de entrevistas de historias orales ahora esta disponible en el archivo digital Nuevas Raíces: Voces de Carolina del Norte. Las entrevistas fueron realizadas en la primavera del 2015 por estudiantes en la Universidad de Carolina del Norte en Chapel Hill inscritos en el curso de la Dra. Hannah Gill llamado APPLES Perspectivas de Inmigrantes Latinoamericanos: Etnografía en Acción. Estas historias recién añadidas profundizan en la compleja dinámica social que muchos inmigrantes navegan en los Estados Unidos e incluyen temas que exploran la relación entre la familia y la comida. Los entrevistados, como nuestro amigo que hemos presentado antes, proveen información de primera mano sobre sus motivos para emigrar, sus tradiciones familiares, y ofrecen cautivantes perspectivas sobre los sistemas de educación y atención medica de este país. Para obtener más información siga estos enlaces (abajo) a sus historias individuales.

Special thanks to all the students who conducted the interviews and each interviewee for sharing their story.

Un agradecimiento especial a todos los estudiantes que realizaron las entrevistas y a cada entrevistado por compartir su historia.