Lilit Yoo


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Lilit Yoo is a Korean-Canadian woman who recently became a U.S. citizen. She first came to the U.S. as a graduate student to study at the Peabody Institute of John Hopkins University. Her ceremony to become a U.S. citizen was actually done during the time of the pandemic, which meant it was different than what is traditionally done. The Auntie Sewing Squad was the first nation-wide organization that Lilit Yoo has ever joined.

Thematic Summary

(00:00:00) Lilit Yoo discusses her childhood and her experiences growing up in Montreal, Canada. (0:11:12) She speaks about her connection to her culture, and relatives. (0:19:40) She describes her education and her time as a classical musician. (0:30:17) She explains her experiences with student visas, and her road to U.S. citizenship. (0:53:43) Yoo ends with explaining how she ended up joining the group, how this group is considered an activist group, and her opinions on how the U.S. handled the pandemic.

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Mallory Garcia; Edna Ruiz

Interview with Lilit Yoo



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