Gloria Rivera oral history recording

Title

Gloria Rivera oral history recording

Description

An audio recording of an oral history of Gloria Rivera on her life in Oregon after immigrating from the Philippines. Rivera came to the US in 1973, leaving two children and her husband behind. She knew English before coming to the US because the Philippines’ education system is based off the American system using American textbooks. The biggest differences that she noticed between the two countries was in the way that the children were raised and the communication, or lack of it, between people. Rivera tried to take the best parts of both cultures and combine them in raising her children when they, and her husband, joined her in Oregon. Working as a nurse Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Legacy Emanual Hospital was when she felt the most discrimination towards her. Believing it is the parents’ responsibility towards their children, Rivera paid for all three of her children’s university years so that they could focus on the schoolwork. She is proud of how they each turned out and the jobs that they are all accomplishing. Rivera talks about visiting and eventually returning to the Philippines for retirement to be with family. The interview was done by a Sunset High School student for an oral histories project. The voices are clearly audible.

Creator

Extent

1 sound file (20 min.)

Language

English

Identifier

CML_OH_23

Rights

In Copyright

Contributor

Sunset High School student

Format

MP3

Type

Sound