Whether you call yourself Latino, Hispanic, Latinx, Latine or by any other term, the contributions made by our community are as rich and varied as our personal stories. Below we share some perspectives about what it means to be Latino in the United States.
Play video in lightbox"It’s time to recognize that your story is important. Be proud of yourself, be proud of your history."Cristina RuizAnthropology Student
Play video in lightbox"We as a [Latino] population are at the pinnacle of being recognized and acknowledged in American society."Armando ManzanaresDiversity & Inclusion Advocate
Play video in lightbox"To celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month is to celebrate your neighbor, to celebrate your abuelitos, to celebrate people who have a part of our culture."Magdaleno Rose-AvilaCivil Rights Activist
Play video in lightbox"The contributions of Latinos into the Jazz scene back in the 50's, creation of Latin Jazz... the contributions they made on the music scene have changed the course of music forever."Ariel Fernandez-DiazDJ and Promoter of Afro-Cuban Culture
Play video in lightbox"A lot of people tell me I have a really cool mix of like Mexican, Irish, Colombian... America needs diversity in order to be America."Elijah Romero9th Grader
Irina Borló Rodriguez
Play video in lightbox"We have good music. Music from Spain and from Africa, that you also mix, and you get what we know as boleros, cumbia, salsa, tango, that's what being Latino means."Irina Borló RodriguezSpecial Education Teacher
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