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Dr. Tom Rivera interviews Connie Cabrera, a retired bilingual teacher in the Colton (California) School District. Connie shares much about her life coming from Jerome, Arizona, and about the years that her mom ran a small grocery store in South Colton. She explains that the store was a meeting place, especially for women of the neighborhood, and how it allowed them a safe space to talk over issues of the day. Connie recounts how she met her husband, Nacho Cabrera, and his journey to opening up his own barber shop. She also explains about how Nacho encouraged people to strive for a better life, and to get involved in local affairs and politics. She ends the interview talking about her teaching career and her love of writing.
Video of this interview can be viewed on Youtube. Please follow the link below:
Connie Cabrera Interview 1/28/2014
CSUSB, "Connie Cabrera" (2014). South Colton Oral History Project. 4.