Monique and Eric Barrau immigrated to the United States from Haiti in the late 1960s during the dictatorship of François ‘Papa Doc’ Duvalier. Now, more than fifty years later, they live in Florida, where they’ve quarantined together since mid-March. In our first Call Your Elders conversation, their daughter, New Jersey-based radio producer Florence Barrau-Adams checks in with them.
Call Your Elders features conversations with immigrant elders — grandparents, parents, aunts and uncles — to hear how they are coping during the coronavirus pandemic, and what they have learned over the years that can help the rest of us survive today’s challenges.
A Better Life? is a ten-part series about the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on immigrants across the U.S. Read more about the series here.
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