Lideres Latinos Oral History Project: Interview with Maria Esther Diaz

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Titles Lideres Latinos Oral History Project: Interview with Maria Esther Diaz
Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Maria Esther Diaz was born in Cuauchichinola, Mexico. Diaz moved from California to Minnesota seeking better opportunities. She became an entrepreneur with a Mexican food business in Kandiyohi County. She is now an active Latino community organizer addressing issues of immigration, education, and business. Diaz has one daughter and lives in Willmar, Minnesota. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Family background; education; relationships; childhood; culture shock from California to Minnesota; difficulty communicating in English; Latino community in Minnesota; Latino culture and foods; Minnesota weather; racism; business; dual citizenship; Willmar community; contact with family and friends; bilingual in Spanish and English; holidays; Federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement; division between Hispanic groups; unifying Latino community; crime; immigration reform; English Language Learner; Willmar Area Multicultural Market; and politics.
Quantity 1 digital file
36 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Measurements 01:42:25 running time
Creation Interviewer: Arauza, Abner
Interviewee: Diaz, Maria Esther
Made in: Willmar, Kandiyohi County, Minnesota, United States
Subjects Hispanic Americans -- Minnesota.
Dates Creation: 12/2010
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
Identifiers OH135 (Library Call Number)
AV2011.2.7 (Accession Number)
More Info MNHS Library Catalog
Related Collections Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Lideres Latinos Oral History Project'


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