Athens Oral History Project, AOHP 014 Aida Quinoes interviewed by Soledad PalaciosAthens Oral History Project, AOHP 014 Aida Quinoes interviewed by Soledad Palacios

Athens Oral History Project, AOHP 014 Aida Quinoes interviewed by Soledad Palacios

Descriptive Summary

Title: Athens Oral History Project, AOHP 014 Aida Quinoes interviewed by Soledad Palacios
Creator: Palacios, Soledad
Creator: Quinones, Aida
Dates: 2016 April 20
Extent: 1.0 interview
Collection Number: RBRL/361/AOHP
Repository: Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies
Abstract: Aída Quiñones was born in Puerto Rico, but transferred to study at the University of Georgia. She worked for a year as a special education teacher, after which she worked with the Hispanic community in various roles in schools and organizations. In this interview, she discusses her focus on her work with Latino families, difficulties and highlights of her career, and compares cultural norms between Puerto Rico and the U.S. Quiñones also talks about who inspires her, her plans for the future, and her identity as Puerto Rican and as a Spanish-speaker.
Abstract: Aída Quiñones nació en Puerto Rico, pero se trasladó a la Universidad de Georgia para estudiar. Ella trabajó por un año como maestra de educacción especial, después de que trabajó con la comunidad hispana en várias papeles en escuelas y organizacioens comunales. En esta entrevista, ella discute su enfoque en trabajo con famílias latinas, momentos difíciles y destacados de su carrera y compara normas culturales entre Puerto Rico y los Estados Unidos. Quiñones también habla sobre quién la inspira, sus planes para el futuro y su identidad como una puertorriqueña y hispanohablante.

Collection Description

Biographical Note

Aída Quiñones was born in Puerto Rico and transferred to study at the University of Georgia. She worked for a year in the Bronx as a bilingual teacher for children with speech impairment. Since then, she has worked in various roles with the Latino community.

Scope and Content

Aída Quiñones talks about growing up Puerto Rico, transferring to to the University of Georgia, and working as a bilingual teacher for children with speech impairment in the Bronx. She talks about differential treatment amongst first-generation Puerto Ricans versus Puerto Rican immigrants. Quiñones discusses being called to work that directly helps people, assuming leadership and mentoring roles, and working with Latino families and students. She reflects on working in schools as a family engagement liaison and her experience with parents and dealing with situations of domestic violence. Quiñones comments on patriarchal culture norms, the unified nature of the Latino family, and compares interpersonal relations between the Puerto Rican and U.S. cultures. She discusses her inspirational figures, her interests outside of work such as gardening, and her aspiration to own a farm after retirement. Quiñones reflects on her identity when speaking Spanish and gives advices and encouragement to other Latino immigrants.


Administrative Information and Restrictions

Custodial History note

The Athens Oral History Project was initiated in 2014 to document modern Athens history, roughly from the mid-twentieth century to the present. Interviews cover topics such as neighborhoods and communities in Athens, civil rights demonstrations, African American history, as well as personal histories of narrators.

Preferred citation

Athens Oral History Project, AOHP 014, Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies, University of Georgia Libraries, Athens, Georgia, 30602-1641.

Copyright Information

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Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared by Russell staff, 2016.


Related Materials

Access Points

Audiovisual.
Hispanic Americans
Oral histories.

Related Collections in this Repository

Athens Oral History Project


Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

AOHP 014 Aida Quinones video interview, 2016 April 20 (Extent: 40.0 minutes ) Access Online