Reminiscences of Debbie Almontaser : oral history, 2002-2005.
|Creator: ||Almontaser, Debbie||Project: ||September 11, 2001 response and recovery oral history project. |
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|Phys. Desc. :||transcript: 117 p. sound recordings: 1 sound disc (177 min.) ; digital ; 3 in. videorecording: 1 DVD (62 min.) : digital.|
|Location: ||Columbia Center for Oral History|
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Conflict Mediator, New York City Board of Education.
Scope and Contents
Born Rida, Yemen; family history in agriculture, immigration to Buffalo, New York age three; childhood in Buffalo: family relationships, translating between cultures for parents; Arab-American identity: assimilation, religion, tradition, dress, values, language, classmates, classmates, engagement, marriage; career: education, Aspiring Leaders Program, elementary teacher Public School [PS] 261; 9/11: account of morning in classroom (PS 26) in Brooklyn, view of World Trade Center, attempt to maintain routine, challenges dealing with kids and parents, anti-Arab remarks, discussion with students; post-9/11: working with school to manage trauma, backlash on Arab American community, reactions at home, husband and children.
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