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Salvadoran Americans

Subject Source: Library Of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

José "Chico" Diaz interview, 2017-12-15

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Scope and Contents

José Diaz discusses moving to the US at age 15, his recovery from polio, Mount Pleasant in the 1980s, tensions between latino and african-american youth, the Mount Pleasant riot, and community-police relations.

Dates: 2017-12-15

Pedro Avilés interview, 2017-11-15

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Pedro Avilés discusses moving to Adams Morgan in 1974, his memories of Mount Pleasant, his involvement with the Sacred Heart Church Theatre Group, racial identity, tensions between teachers at DC Public Schools and non-English-speaking students, his memories of the Mount Pleasant riot, his subsequent involvement with DC's Latino Task Force, and police-community relations in DC.

Dates: 2017-11-15

Ruby Corado interview part 1, 2021-06-22

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Ms. Corado discusses growing up in El Salvador amidst the civil war, her understanding of her gender and its evolution, emigrating to D.C., living homeless in Dupont Circle, becoming an activist, and establishing Casa Ruby.

Dates: 2021-06-22

Ruby Corado interview part 2, 2021-07-13

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Ms. Corado discusses her early activism and leading the group Latinos en Accion which she would turn into Casa Ruby, the early days of Casa Ruby’s first space, the growth and accomplishments since then, and the challenges and hopes for the future.

Dates: 2021-07-13

Will Alvarez interview, 2020-12-17

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This is an individual interview of Will Alvarez in which he discusses his Salvadoran upbringing in the DMV, his experiences in the bartending industry as a Latino and U.S. Army Veteran, and the impact of COVID-19 on residents and service professionals in the D.C. bartending community.

Dates: 2020-12-17