Jalisco 1

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BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

AGE: 29

DATE OF BIRTH (DD/MM/YYYY): 1976

PLACE OF BIRTH: Bellflower, California, United States

GENDER: male

ETHNICITY: Mexican

OCCUPATION: self employed

EDUCATION: Subject attended school in both Mexico (Baja California) and California.

AREA(S) OF RESIDENCE OUTSIDE REPRESENTATIVE REGION FOR LONGER THAN SIX MONTHS:

Subject was raised in Mexico but was living in Chino Hills, California, in the United States, at the time of this recording.

OTHER INFLUENCES ON SPEECH: N/A

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RECORDED BY: Carlos Saldana (under supervision of David Nevell)

DATE OF RECORDING (DD/MM/YYYY): 11/2005

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ORTHOGRAPHIC TRANSCRIPTION OF UNSCRIPTED SPEECH:

[Interviewer: Tell me about where you and your parents were born.] Uh, I was born here in the United States of America, but I grew up in, I grew up in Mexico. I studied elementary school here and in Mexico. My father is from Guadalajara, Jalisco; my mother is from Mexicali, Baja California, just right here over the border. [Interviewer: Can you tell me about something you feel strongly about?] Something I am passion about now that you mention is, you know, helping Latinos and Chicanos. I really appreciate the movement, the Chicano Movement; I like that. I think it’s very important, especially the youth, that they make that an important issue, that they can go over and help the community and give back to the community that gave them. Even though a lot of times it’s not as much as they would, you know, would of liked, but still returning that to back the community I think that that’s very important. I appreciate that from the students and also from the people, everybody who considers themselves Chicano and say that. I feel proud to say that also that I consider myself Chicano as well. I think that it would be nice if more Latinos would come together as other ethnic groups ha-, you know, really get together and they make things happen and help each other out and we, we lack sometimes that unity, that solidarity that other groups have and I would like to see that. For ourselves to grow and to get, to, to better ourselves as a community and also as a as a society. [Interviewer: What about Antonio Bandera’s (a Spaniard) voice in the movement and in Mexico?] He, when he goes to Mexico to film at least that’s what I heard when I was in Mexico that he does a lot for, uh, to help the people there and, you know, he’s he seems to like it. He considers himself a second a second citizen of Mexico, and I think the Mexicans appreciate it. I don’t know politically how much he really does, but I think it’s nice that he says it. He says it openly; it’s not, it’s not something that he keeps to himself so, even though whether it’s good or bad, it looks good and that makes the people feel good also, so that’s a good thing.

TRANSCRIBED BY: Paul Meier

DATE OF TRANSCRIPTION (DD/MM/YYYY): 01/07/2006

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