Interview with Iliana Rodriguez, August 5, 2016

Collection: Athens Oral History Project

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Description

While enrolled at the University of Georgia, Iliana Rodriguez recalls becoming informed about the Georgia ban on undocumented students to public colleges and universities, which prompted her involvement in Freedom University. She discusses co-founding the Undocumented Student Alliance, a student ally group in support of Freedom University, and recalls the evolution of the group's mission and activism over time. She discusses having to negotiate her Latina identity and issues of belonging while growing up, but how her background has served to inform her graduate-level research into Mexican immigration in Georgia and the undocumented student movement.

Date

2016-08-05

Identifier

RBRL361AOHP-021

Coverage

Oral History Item Type Metadata

Location

Athens, Georgia

Duration

90 minutes



Citation

Iliana Rodriguez and Iva Dimitrova, “Interview with Iliana Rodriguez, August 5, 2016,” UGA Special Collections Libraries Oral Histories, accessed September 29, 2020, http://russelllibraryoralhistory.org/RBRL361AOHP/RBRL361AOHP-021.