Audio Recording "We would go and give a lecture on immigration...and it was very effective."

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Title
"We would go and give a lecture on immigration...and it was very effective."
Contributor Names
Meza, Beatriz (Narrator)
Carroll, Thomas D. (Interviewer)
Created / Published
1994-09-12
Subject Headings
-  Emigration and Immigration
-  Lawyers
-  Oral history
-  Interviews
-  Sound recordings
-  21st Avenue (Paterson, N. J.)
-  Ethnography
-  United States -- New Jersey -- Paterson
Genre
Ethnography
Interviews
Notes
-  Interview with Beatriz Meza, an attorney.
-  Summary of audio segment: TC raises issue of immigration work, and the workshops. BM says she's always been very active, and interested in giving something back to the community. So they had a brainstorming session among all the partners, talking about how to get clients into the firm. And they decided to go out into the communities and let them know the firm is now doing immigration law. And they wanted to set up dates, get maybe 20 people in a room and we would go and give a lecture on immigration. And they started it and it was very effective. Again, there is that fear of authority, but sit in a group and hear with what the attorneys have to say, and they can contact you later if they want to. Did those sessions in Paterson and Passaic, and have gone as far as Wallington, to reach the Polish community. Communities in new York heard about them, and invited them to go. But it was difficult, went once and had a small turnout, etc. But are still doing the programs.
Medium
Digital Audio Tape
Call Number/Physical Location
AFC 1995/028: WIP-TDC-A022
Source Collection
Working in Paterson Project Collection (AFC 1995/028)
Repository
American Folklife Center
Digital Id
http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.afc/afcwip.tca02208
Online Format
audio

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Credit line

Working in Paterson Project collection, 1993-2002 (AFC 1995/028), American Folklife Center, Library of Congress

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Chicago citation style:

Meza, Beatriz, and Thomas D Carroll. "We would go and give a lecture on immigration...and it was very effective.". -09-12, 1994. Audio. https://www.loc.gov/item/afcwip003979/.

APA citation style:

Meza, B. & Carroll, T. D. (1994) "We would go and give a lecture on immigration...and it was very effective.". -09-12. [Audio] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afcwip003979/.

MLA citation style:

Meza, Beatriz, and Thomas D Carroll. "We would go and give a lecture on immigration...and it was very effective.". -09-12, 1994. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/afcwip003979/>.