Tag Archives: immigrants

Agnona, Silvia – OH2003

Silvia Agnona immigrated to the United States nine years ago from Italy (by way of Norway and Denmark, where she lived before coming to the United States). She describes the great variety of landscapes and the beauty of Italy, as … Continue reading

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Murillo, Maria – OH2002

Maria Murillo immigrated to the United States from Venezuela eighteen years before this interview was conducted. Initially, she came to Colorado with her husband and two children so that her husband could go to graduate school at the Colorado School … Continue reading

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Kim, Hyounjoon – OH2004

Hyounjoon Kim came to the United States from South Korea with her husband and her two children, so that their children could go to school in the American education system and her husband could study here. He went to university … Continue reading

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Barsamian, Kadriye U. – OH1999

Kadriye Barsamian immigrated to the United States fourteen years ago from her native Turkey. At first she was taken aback by Boulder’s smallness compared to Ankara, which has seven million people. She has come to love the quiet, cleanliness, and … Continue reading

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McDaniel, Rattana Toi – OH2007

Rattana Toi McDaniel, who moved from Thailand to Boulder with her American husband ten years ago, tells about her home country and her hometown of Chiang Mai. She relates how she came to meet her husband and tells the story … Continue reading

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Mestas, Victor – OH1995

Victor Mestas, an accomplished keyboard musician, moved to Boulder with his wife and two children in 2012 from Venezuela. He describes the geography and culture of Venezuela, explains that they moved to the United States due to deteriorating conditions in … Continue reading

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Kjolseth, Silvia Siordia – OH1993

Silvia Kjolseth was born and raised in Mexico, and she moved to the United States in 1964 when she married her husband, an American. She has lived in this country for 50 years and in Boulder since 1971. She talks … Continue reading

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Iurcovich, Mariana – OH1994

Mariana Iurcovich, a psychologist, emigrated from Argentina after meeting her husband, an Argentinian who teaches applied mathematics at the University of Colorado in Boulder. She worked for many years doing international work in the area of HIV and AIDS education; … Continue reading

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Aranda, Elena – OH1887

Elena Aranda runs the Compañeras program at El Centro AMISTAD in Boulder, which helps to empower immigrant women. She describes the activities of her program, including nutritional, health, and English classes, and the history of AMISTAD’s founding. She was born … Continue reading

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Marquez, Sonia – OH1885

Sonia Marquez is the director for Northern Colorado of CIRC (Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition) and has set up youth groups in Longmont (LYFE) and Lafayette.  Her maternal grandparents came to Longmont around 1932 from northern New Mexico in a covered … Continue reading

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