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This is the second of two interviews conducted with Harry MacCormack. It begins with MacCormack explaining his decision to rent farmland and build a homestead in Beavercreek, Oregon. He describes how he started Sunbow Organic Farm in 1971. He then…

In this, the first of two interviews, Harry MacCormack begins by describing his childhood in Chenango Bridge, a small town in upstate New York. He explains that food and fuel rationing during World War II and the Korean War led to his exposure to…

A first generation Hispanic/Latina woman, Debbie Cabrales was born in Silverton, Oregon and grew up in Woodburn, Oregon. At the time of this interview, Cabrales was the executive director of Centro de Servicios para Campesinos and was also a member…

Metzin Aketzali Rodríguez Cardoso (she/her/hers) was a senior at Oregon State University at the time of the interview. Rodríguez was born in Estado de México near Mexico City, and lived in Mexico for most of her childhood. At the age of 14, she…

Zavier Borja is an activist and community organizer, who was based in Bend, Oregon at the time of the interview. In it, Borja reflects on his experience growing up in Madras, Oregon as a first-generation Mexican American, and on how his experiences…

Yajaira Hernandez is a bilingual family intervention therapist in the city of Salem, Oregon, who works in mental health crisis intervention for Latinx families. Hernandez studied international relations at the University of San Diego, and earned her…

Cecilia Burrell Stone was born in Tucson, Arizona, and raised in various cities around California. She obtained her bachelor’s degree in 1970 from the University of Long Beach. In her interview, Stone reflects on her time growing up in California…

Bartolo Marquez was born in Portland, Oregon and grew up in Woodburn, Oregon. He obtained his BA in Criminal Justice and Corrections at Western Oregon University in 2002. Over the course of this interview, he explains his career path and how his…

Pérez describes her childhood in Healdsburg, California and the obstacles she faced living in a predominately white, upper-class area. She discusses her upbringing in an agricultural tourism economy, an environment with a large class and racial…

Ray Wolf talks about his childhood growing up in Spain and his journey in finding his identity. He was born and raised in Spain as a girl, and talks about his journey through several identities, including lesbian girl, straight man, and trans man. He…