Interview with Lydia Valencia on May 10, 2016, Segment 16

CENTRO: 100 Puerto Ricans Oral History Project, 2013-

Valencia speaks about the historical objectives of the Puerto Rican Congress of New Jersey (PRC), such as education, employment, access to health care and resources, as an ongoing context. Latinos are still facing the same issues and discriminations. She identifies and discusses three main groups in New Jersey: the established Puerto Rican community; the newer and broader Latino community; and new Puerto Ricans, primarily professionals, who are relocating as a result of the economic crisis in Puerto Rico. Valencia articulates the important role she sees mainland Puerto Ricans have in regards to finding a solution to the problems on the island. At the core is to exercise the right and the responsibility to vote.


Date
May 10, 2016, Recording date
Interviewee
Lydia Valencia
Interviewer
Elizabeth A. Burbach Gallardo
Duration
5m 14.0s
Location of interview

Puerto Rican Congress of New Jersey

Language
English
Object Type
Moving Image
Identifier
LyVa.2016.5.10.16
Related Keywords
Discrimination, Migration, Social justice, Voting
Individuals or Organizations Mentioned
Puerto Rican Congress of New Jersey
Related Places
Lakewood, NJ (interview location), Puerto Rico (is referenced), United States (is referenced)
Related Dates
2015 – 2016, Date mentioned
Citation
CENTRO: 100 Puerto Ricans Oral History Project, 2013-. Interview with Lydia Valencia on May 10, 2016, Segment 16: LyVa.2016.5.10.16. Center for Puerto Rican Studies Library & Archives, Hunter College, CUNY. Web. 19 Oct 2019.
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Repository
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