The Latino Virginia Project is an ongoing research project that collects interviews and oral histories in collaboration with community partners to understand the challenges facing the Latino community of Richmond and Virginia. This work is leading toward the establishment of research and an archive or database of interviews. As part of their training, BA and MA students conduct some of the interviews and build and maintain a website that would host both archival and published pieces on the community. As the project grows over time it will publish oral histories, podcasts, photographs, film interviews, community resources, and more. The archive itself would document the community, provide sources for multidisciplinary research, and offer a basis for community engagement, becoming a major resource to the Latino community.
Submissions from 2022
Interview for Latino Virginia’s Oral History Project with Elena Camacho, Community Organizer for New Virginia Majority, Elena Camacho (interviewee) and James Randall (interviewer)
Group Interview for Latino Virginia’s Oral History Project with Community Organizers for New Virginia Majority and Southwood Apartments Residents, Claudia Leolo (interviewee), Sofia Vega (interviewee), Marcela Salazar (interviewee), Douglas Hernandez (interviewee), Consuelo Camacho (interviewee), James Randall (interviewer), and Elana Camacho (interviewer)
Christian Martinez Lemus Interview, Christian Martinez Lemus (interviewee) and Elliot Martin (interviewer)
Monica Sarmiento Interview, Monica Sarmiento (interviewee) and Elliott Martin (interviewer)