Skidmore Saratoga Memory Project
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David Parra, a Skidmore College student, was born and raised in New York City. His mother immigrated to New York City from the Dominican Republic in her 20s. David spoke with Arlene Hernandez on April 4, 2016 about his experiences with education,…

Danny Valencia is a college student and route setter at The Rock Club in New Rochelle, NY living in White Plains, NY. He spoke with Sarah Coburn on April 9th, 2016 about his memories of living in and visiting Colombia and experiences of being a…

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Peg Boyers is a Skidmore alumni and faculty lecturer in the English Department, as well as executive editor of Salmagundi Magazine. She spoke with Skidmore Student Sarah Coker at her home in Saratoga Springs on March 25th2016 about Cuban identity,…

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Aldo and Dennis X. are two brothers living in Long Island, New York. They are uncles of Skidmore student Alison Ungaro, and spoke with her about their experience migrating from Peru to the United States through work, education, community, religion…

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Maud Rios resides in College Point, New York and spoke to her great-niece, Skidmore student Alison Ungaro, regarding her memories and opinions of her migration from Peru to the United States, the Latinx community, the U.S. workforce, and dynamics of…

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Latinx students from Skidmore College spoke with Ashley Polanco and Alyssa Morales on the ways in which the media perceives Latinxs.

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Latinx students from Skidmore College engaged in a conversation with Ashley Polanco and Alyssa Morales of Raices about race within Latinx communities. They share their experiences of how others perceive their identities.

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Nurianny Montilla is a Skidmore student living in Saratoga Springs, NY. She is a senior at Skidmore majoring in sociology, and she spoke with fellow Skidmore senior Abigail Outterson on March 26th, 2016 about her experiences being born in the…

Santiago Avendaño is a Skidmore College student from Buenos Aires, Argentina. He spoke with Aaron Schneider about his racial identity and his relationship to his country of origin.

Miguel Hoyos is an artist living in Saratoga Springs, New York. He spoke with Gloria Peters on April 7, 2016 about his memories of Colombia, his experiences in the United States, and the way Latinxs' experiences of discrimination and suffering are…

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Juan talked about what it was like to be a Latino male at Skidmore and Saratoga.

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Manuel (nickname Manny) taked about his life growing up in the city of Boston, Massachusetts. He is studying Game Design at Bunker Hill Community College in Boston. He shares his thoughts and experiences about being the son of two immigrants - his…

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Michelle talked about her experience of moving from Puerto Rico to Boston and her identity as a Latina

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Hilary speaks about what being a Dominican American, a black woman, and a Latinx woman means to her and the way her identities shape her experience.

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Vilmary discussed her experiences in moving from Puerto Rico to the U.S. for educational purposes, her development into becoming a physical therapist right out of college, and her assimilation into the U.S. and eventually Saratoga Springs.

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Samuel talked about how he grew up in the Dominican Republic while his mother and siblings lived in the United States, with the hopes of being prosperous. Once he was old enough and his mother was able to secure him citizenship, he moved to New York…

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Lorenzo (name has been changed) talked about his experience coming from El Salvador to the U.S. at the age of 10.

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Daniela talked about what it was like to live as a Mexican-American in the Texas, and her connection to her Mexican cultural heritage. She speaks on overcoming stereotypes and the issues she faced to come to college in New York._

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Luisa expressed the impact and reasoning of her immigration_ from the Dominican Republic to the Washington Heights on her life, as well as briefly comments on Dominican and American politics.

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Cinthia talked about her hometown of Quito Ecuador, and her experiences both at home and abroad

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Samantha spoke to her experiences as a child of Dominican immigrants and what the challenges of college have been in distinguishing her identity as an individual from her home life in Brooklyn, NY.

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Cristian talked about his experiecne growing up in a household with a woman as the breadwinner and about his racial and ethinic identity and how it intersects with gender.

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Larry talked about how moving as a young boy affected how he views his own identity and others identity.

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