Interview with Zoraida Rios Andino on July 13, 2018

CENTRO: 100 Puerto Ricans Oral History Project, 2013-

00:00:00 Rios Andino reflects on her childhood growing up in Indiana. She explains the influence that Jim Crow laws had in that area regarding the purchasing of a building and states that in the 1950s-1960s in Indiana, topics regarding Hispanics were not heard about. 00:11:42 Rios discusses The National Conference of Puerto Rican Women (NACOPRW) in Indiana that was formed to heighten Puerto Rican womens' influence in the community, and how she would go on to form a chapter in Orlando, FL years later. 00:21:00 Rios reflects on her founding of Misión Boricua, promoting Puerto Rican history and civic engagements in Orlando. She feels that Misión Boricua could become the group that gives cohesiveness to the Puerto Rican community in the area. 00:24:10 Rios explains that in Puerto Rico in the early 1950s, a third of the women population were sterilized without their knowledge.  00:48:14 Rios states that a large percentage of the Puerto Rican community in Orlando are professionals that do not want to get involved in Puerto Rican political issues. 00:54:00 Rios explains that the Jones Act/Cabotage Law should be repealed since it is detrimental to the Puerto Rican economy. 00:58:00 Rios describes being a co-founding member of Frente Unido 436, which is fighting to place the activist Rico Piccard's name on a public place in Semoran Boulevard in Orlando.


Date
July 13, 2018, Recording date
Interviewee
Zoraida Rios Andino
Interviewer
Mareitssa Griggs
Duration
1h 14m 4.0s
Location of interview

Orlando, FL

Language
English
Object Type
Moving Image
Identifier
ZRA.2018.07.13.FullInterview
Related Keywords
Community leaders, Politicians, Latino rights
Individuals or Organizations Mentioned
National Conference of Puerto Rican Women , Elias Rico Piccard, Frente Unido 436, Misión Boricua
Related Places
Orlando, FL (interview location), Indiana (is referenced), Puerto Rico (is referenced)
Related Dates
1950s, Date mentioned
2000 – 2018, Date mentioned
Citation
CENTRO: 100 Puerto Ricans Oral History Project, 2013-. Interview with Zoraida Rios Andino on July 13, 2018 : ZRA.2018.07.13.FullInterview. Center for Puerto Rican Studies Library & Archives, Hunter College, CUNY. Web. 21 Aug 2019.
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