Vital Vecindades: Establishing roots in North Carolina’s mobile 'trailas'
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It’s Nuestro South, con el mismo sazón, but some new voices. Join our new storytellers from across the US south as they explore how and where they found comunidad while growing up in the US South.

This next stage of Nuestro South expands beyond the experiences of our initial hosts and brings in the perspectives of storytellers from rural NC, urban and suburban Georgia, and northwest Arkansas. Our new storytellers Nancy, Jonathan, Allison, & Tania invite you to share in a rich conversation about growing up Latina/o/x in the South. You know the flavor. Check out some of the new voices from Nuestro South!

In this episode, Nancy helps us breakdown how some of our most vulnerable communities can actually represent spaces of resilience where nuestra cultura thrives. It’s another episode on trailas but with a remix of regions and hosts. As young latinx southerners, where we grow up largely defines what our early sense of community is like. If you were ever part of that single trailer park bus-stop, you know what vecindades like this look like. Many times our goal is always to leave these living conditions, but in this conversation, we also reflect on the cultural significance they were for us and the economic circumstances that define those experiences.

Nancy Garcia Villa, Tania Dominguez, Jonathan Perraza-Campos, Allison Delgado
Julie Weise, Erik Valera,  Elaine Utin, Ricky Hurtado, Axel Herrera, Dorian Gomez
Consulting Scholars:
Perla Guerrero, Yami Rodriguez, Yuri Ramirez
LatinxEd Staff:
Maria Pulido, Bryan Mejia
Axel Herrera
Keyla Ferretiz

This project was made possible through the generous support of North Carolina Humanities, The Whiting Foundation, and LatinxEd. 

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Music for this video is obtain through the Artlist Personal License

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