Oral history interview, Deisy de Luna, 2013 (video and transcript)
Boulder County Latino History Project, Maria Rogers Oral History Program, and Carnegie Branch Library for Local History, Boulder Public Library. Click on the above link to access complete bibliographic information.
Deisy de Luna was born in Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico in 1994 and later moved with her family to Zacatecas, Mexico. Her grandparents had come to work in this country through the Braceros program, and her father came later. When she was 11, her immediate family moved to Colorado. She went into the “Newcomers” program at Heritage Middle School in Longmont for one year, learning English, and then transferred to Altoona Middle School, taught entirely in English. After going to Silver Creek High School in Longmont, where her teachers were very supportive and even helped her pay for her first year of college tuition, she began at Front Range Community College. She has now finished her first year, taking courses and working for the college. She has not experienced discrimination and thinks that being bilingual will be an advantage in her future career. Thanks to passage of the ASSETT bill, college will be much less expensive for her from now on. She plans to finish college, majoring in business (probably Accounting and Marketing), and then have a career together with marriage and a family.
Longmont; Ciudad Juarez
People Shown or Mentioned:
Deisy de Luna
Location of Original:
Carnegie Branch Library for Local History, Boulder