Gateways/Portales: Interview with Silvia Falconi

Object Details

Anacostia Community Museum
Scope and Contents
Silvia Falconi, from Mendoza, Argentina, talked about her family and where they lived; her arrival in the United States and first impressions of the U.S.; and her early aspirations. She described living in New York - the challenges, the things she loved, and her memories; her arrival in North Carolina and first impressions of living in the South, particularly Charlotte; the type of communities she lived in while in NY and NC; how she identified herself in NY and NC; building social and professional networks; and opportunities in Charlotte versus NY. Falconi talked about living through two large cultural shifts in the U.S.; her work with the Latin American Coalition and Latin American Chamber of Commerce; and the growth of the Latino Community as a result of her work. She also talked about food and cultural identity; her passion - immigration; and how she talks to her children about social justice issues and community-based issues. Falconi also explained what makes her happy, proud; lessons she learned; and what she does for fun. Clips of this interview were included in the 'Professional Pursuits' and 'Undocumented and Unafraid' sections of the exhibition.
Interview. Related to exhibition 'Gateways/Portales.' The MP4 video files are grouped with related SMI files, PPN files, XML documents, and BIM files. Dated 20160326.
2016 March 26
24 Video recordings (MP4 Video (.MP4), born digital)
1 Sound recording (MP3 Sound Recording)
Archival materials
Video recordings
Sound recordings
Hispanic Americans
Latin Americans -- United States
Washington (D.C.)
Baltimore (Md.)
Charlotte (N.C.)
Raleigh (N.C.)
United States
Collection Rights
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Gateways/Portales: Interview with Silvia Falconi, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
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