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Lideres Latinos Oral History Project: Interview with Maria Esther Diaz
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.
1 digital file
36 pages transcript
Content Category: sound recordings
01:42:25 running time
Interviewer: Arauza, Abner
Interviewee: Diaz, Maria Esther
Made in: Willmar, Kandiyohi County, Minnesota, United States
Hispanic Americans -- Minnesota.
|Holding Type||Oral History - Interview|
OH135 (Library Call Number)
AV2011.2.7 (Accession Number)
MNHS Library Catalog
Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Lideres Latinos Oral History Project'