This initiative to record the diversity of Latino voices—and lives—in the United States will run through September. You'll receive a free CD of your session and an assurance that your historia will be preserved for future generations at the Library of Congress.
"There's a great sense of pride that comes along with telling the story and understanding that it will be archived," says Diana Velez-Griffen, a StoryCorps spokesperson who plans to interview her own daughter for the project. "Everyone deserves to be listened to."
Don't forget: Hispanics and Alzheimer's
Some 200,000 Hispanics have Alzheimer's disease, a number projected to increase to 1.3 million by 2050. In response, the StoryCorps Memory Loss Initiative visits organizations that serve Latinos to gather stories.
"Sharing stories can help decrease the stigma of the diagnosis and decrease the social isolation the disease too often entails," says Perri Chinalai, project coordinator, whose aunt had Alzheimer's.