Interview with Suleika Cabrera on July 19, 2018

CENTRO: 100 Puerto Ricans Oral History Project, 2013-

Cabrera reflects on her early life 00:00:00, from her birth in Santurce, Puerto Rico to growing up in East Harlem. 00:03:00 She describes her mother's jobs as a superintendent and a store owner. 00:09:00 She describes her work with Casita Maria and church activities. 00:12:00 Cabrera describes her encounter listening to Malcolm X. 00:13:01 She reflects on her experiences in school being a member of the Catholic Youth Organization club and winning awards. 00:19:00 Cabrera describes some of her first jobs, including at La Marqueta. She reflects on working with Antonia Pantoja and ASPIRA, going back to school, and starting a career in education and social work. 00:25:00 She shares her experiences at Fordham University and 00:30:00 her experience working at the New York City Board of Education where she recruited students to become bilingual teachers. 00:35:00 Finally, Cabrera describes her experience in working with elderly populations, including starting her organization as President & CEO at Institute for Puerto Rican/Hispanic Elderly and opening centers throughout New York City for elderly Latino populations. 


Date
July 19, 2018, Recording date
Interviewee
Suleika Cabrera
Interviewer
Andrew Viñales
Duration
1h 18m 27.0s
Location of interview

Center for Puerto Rican Studies

Language
English
Object Type
Moving Image
Identifier
SCab.2018.07.19.FullInterview
Related Keywords
Senior citizens, Education, Social work
Individuals or Organizations Mentioned
Antonia Pantoja, Malcolm X, James Dunson, PS 170, Casita Maria Center for Arts & Education, La Marqueta, Fordham University, Catholic Youth Organization, ASPIRA Association, New York City. Board of Education, Institute for Puerto Rican and Hispanic Elderly
Related Places
Center for Puerto Rican Studies (interview location), Santurce, San Juan, PR (is referenced), New York City (is referenced), El Barrio (is referenced)
Related Dates
1950s, Date mentioned
1960s, Date mentioned
1970 – 2018, Date mentioned
Citation
CENTRO: 100 Puerto Ricans Oral History Project, 2013-. Interview with Suleika Cabrera on July 19, 2018 : SCab.2018.07.19.FullInterview. Center for Puerto Rican Studies Library & Archives, Hunter College, CUNY. Web. 16 Oct 2019.
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