Did you know that…
“Anyone can celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month and show their appreciation for Hispanic and Latino Americans by reading books by authors of Hispanic or Latino origin, watching movies about Hispanic and Latino culture, and going to local events that celebrate the contributions of Hispanic and Latino people have made to U.S. society”.
BOOK: Don’t Ask Me Where I’m From by Jennifer De Leon
“[De Leon] offers a timely look at the failings the Trump-era is helping expose, and how a teenager is negotiating the complexities of code-switching and learning how to raise her voice and succeed. Liliana asks her friend Genesis how she’s able to ‘go back and forth. You, like, cruise around, acting like yourself, but also, at the same time, kinda white — and then what? You go home and eat arroz con gandules and platanos fritos and call it a day?’ Genesis offers her wisdom: ‘Make the system work for you.’”
—Boston Globe, August 2020
MOVIE: “Roma” Directed by Alfonso Cuarón
“Time and Space constrain us, but they also define who we are, creating inexplicable bonds with the others that flow with us at the same time and through the same places.” Alfonso Cuarón
EVENT: US of Immigrants: The Hispanic and Latino journey by AlmaYEspiritu
Hispanic and Latino first person narratives about their journey into the United States as immigrants. Economic, political and social hardships data review from their countries of origin. Introduction to Colorinsight practices to develop a sense of interconnectedness.
This is AlmaYEspiritu most requested workshop during Hispanic Heritage Month. Send us an email at email@example.com if you are interested in hosting an event at your workplace.