“Aqui es Home” represents the oral story told by Andres López. He is a son, a brother and most importantly a father. His story begins in Hostotipaquillo, Jalisco Mexico and a small ranch named “El Ojo De Agua” in Nayarit, Mexico. As he tells his story we puzzle together the fundamental pieces that pushed him to move and establish a family in Oregon. He made a long trip as a fourteen year old boy that completely changed the path he was on. As education was pushed to the side, he dedicated himself to his work and his family. Without regret he proudly tells us his story of how Oregon became home.
My name is Belén López-Delgado and I am a senior at the University of Oregon, majoring in biological anthropology and Spanish. This class has not just enhanced my skills and pushed me outside of my comfort zone, but it has taught me about my roots. On an academic level my goals included improving my Spanish and trying to get a better understanding about the Latinx community in Oregon. This class helped me with transcribing and translating Spanish and improved my understanding of many of the push and pull factors that have and continue to impact the Latinx community around us. On a personal level my goal was to get to know more about my own roots. I decided to interview my dad and I was able to unlock many things about my roots and my family that I probably would have never explored if it was not for this class.