Zanatta, Maria (Lola) D. Sarur

Zanatta, Maria (Lola) D. Sarur
Sarur Zanatta, Maria (Lola) D., 1954, interviewee; Semprum, Maria, interviewer; Tohno, Akiko, videographer;
Date Recorded:
September 5, 2014
Date digitized:
September 5, 2014
Length of interview:
14 minutes, 5 seconds

Lola Sarur Zanatta came to Boulder from Veracruz, Mexico, in 1996. She came here to take a job doing childcare for a family, but now works as a bilingual secretary in an area elementary school. She speaks about the beauty of Mexico, the friendliness of the people, and the things she misses about her country of origin, such as her extended family, the food, and—sometimes—the subtropical climate. But she also lauds the beauty of Boulder, the excellent library system, the cleanliness and orderliness of the city, and the many friends she has made here. After nearly twenty years here, she considers Boulder her home.


immigrants, Colorado, Boulder.
immigration, United States.
Libraries and adult education, Colorado, Boulder.
Original Format:
digital mini DV
This interview is part of a series in which immigrants who were members of the Boulder Public Library Outreach Program’s English conversation class interviewed each other about their home countries and their experiences since arriving in Boulder.
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