Interview, Sonia Nuñez

November 19, 2013

Sonia Nuñez (b. 1950’s) moved with her family from Puerto Rico to Rochester when she was eighteen months old. After earning a high school diploma, Nuñez found employment with various community organizations, including the Ibero-American Action League. She also worked to create affordable housing for the elderly Hispanic population on Clinton Avenue.

In this interview, Nuñez covers topics ranging from education to work and religion. She explains why her family moved to Rochester when she was so young and discusses her upbringing and experiences with school and finding employment. She examines various Latino stereotypes and notes that, from an early age, her ability to speak English helped her to fit in with non-Spanish speakers.

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