|Sarina Brown: an interview by Savani Aupiu, 23 September 2009: Pacific Islanders Oral History Project, U-2017
|No. 693 Sarina Brown
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|Brown, Sarina--Interviews; Hawaiian Americans--Utah--Biography; Pacific Islanders--Utah--Social conditions; Latter Day Saints--Interviews
|Transcript (28 pages) of an interview by Savani Aupiu with Sarina Brown on 23 September 2009. Part of the Pacific Islanders Oral History Project, Everett Cooley Collection tape no. U-2017
|Sarina Brown grew up in Hawaii. Her family moved to Oregon when she was in ninth grade and she now lives in Utah with her husband and four boys. She describes growing up in Hawaii where her family lived two miles from civilization. When her family moved to Oregon she experienced culture shock because it was so different from Hawaii. Sarina has six sisters and seven brothers. She talks about growing up in a huge family. Her father was a teacher and the family struggled financially because there were so many children to support. The whole family played music together. Sarina explains the cultural differences between herself as a child and her children. She talks about her membership in the LDS church and her parents´ conversions to the LDS church. She discusses being Polynesian in Oregon and in Utah. Though she has not felt discriminated against she has felt different because of her ethnicity. She has liked living and Utah and thinks they will be in Utah for a while. Project: Pacific Islanders. Interviewer: Savani Aupiu.
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|Hawaiians; Pacific Islanders--Social conditions; Mormons--Biography