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.
James Randall and Elliott Martin
This first episode was made by MA students James Randall and Elliot Martin. This first episode focuses on advocacy in the community and building Latino politics. They interviewed key leaders from New Virginia Majority, VACIR, and CASA Virginia and conducted a group interview with leaders from the Southwood Housing complex. The podcast features extended clips from these interviews covering key points. For the full interviews, see the Oral History project page.