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Millennial Generation/Gen Y (1981-1996)
Multiple Saint Paul
Date of Interview
Multiple, Frogtown, North End, East Side, Saint Paul, 1985
Oral History | Psychology
BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Denny Garzon-Villanueva is a Mexican male born on August 18, 1985. Growing up, Garzon-Villanueva lived with his parents and two younger siblings. Both of his parents worked. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Garzon-Villanueva describes his extended family and discusses his love for pets during his childhood. However, he mentions being unable to have one due to an unfortunate incident involving his father's dog. Garzon-Villanueva reflects on his experience of growing up poor and how it motivated him and his siblings to strive for a better life. Garzon-Villanueva also shares his and his family's history with Christianity. He explains how Christianity positively influenced his father, expresses frustration with people who attribute everything to a higher purpose following an accident involving his daughter, and discusses how religious discussions have brought him closer to his father, fostering understanding. Furthermore, Garzon-Villanueva describes the neighborhoods he grew up in and how they have changed over time. He mentions maintaining connections with people from those neighborhoods. Lastly, he discusses the availability of neighborhood resources and expresses frustration with bureaucratic hurdles, misallocation of funds, and lack of resources.
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Luker, Julie M., "Denny Garzon-Villanueva" (2023). Saint Paul and Surrounding Area. 51.