Christina Jalomo Wilson tells the story of her grandparents immigrating to California from Mexico on the rails — and her Aunt Julia, the Pancho Villa revolutionary. They all eventually settled in Wilmington, CA.
May 1, 2020
Stories of L.A. Harbor Area: For Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow (SOLAHA)
Vol. II, No. 6 Christina (Jalomo) Wilson native of Wilmington, California and second generation American vividly recounts story of her grandparents emigrating to California from Mexico on the rails — and her Aunt Julia, the Pancho Villa revolutionary. They settled in Wilmington where the family has had a strong presence since the early 20th century.
Note from SM:
Lovely, articulate, ever youthful Christina is a lifetime teacher,and true educator, at Holy Trinity Elementary School (5th grade). Her devotion to education and her students was honored in 2018 by California State Assemblyman Patrick O’Donnell.
Her students have participated in the LA Harbor International Film Festival “Read the Book, See the Movie” (RBSM) free education outreach program and made outstanding contribution to the “conversation” at the Culmination Program with their insightful comments and questions; and have sent evocative and charming thank you letters of soulful gratitude that the publishing and all sponsors found truly compelling and helped further secure sponsorship for the RBSM program.
Her daughter is now a “fellow teacher” on staff at Holy Trinity and carries on the family tradition of good core values and education first.