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8 Quotes from our FamiLIA That Perfectly Sum Up Hispanic Heritage Month

To wrap up the celebrations, we asked our Instagram followers what being Latino/a means to them. The following are some of their responses...

8 Quotes from our FamiLIA That Perfectly Sum Up Hispanic Heritage Month

As Hispanic Heritage Month 2018 comes to an end, our students are more empowered than ever in their cultures and classrooms. To wrap up the celebrations, we asked our Instagram followers what being Latino/a means to them. The following are some of their responses:

 

1.”Our history defines and strengthens us.”

-South Plantation LIA class

South Plantation LIA class representing their culturas.

 

2. “Orgullo. Trabajo. Felicidad. Tener una voz.”

“Pride. Work. Happiness. Having a voice.”

-Jayson, Utah

LIA student climbing a rock wall at the LIA 2018 Boot Camp at Utah State University.

 

3. “Being Latina means to me that I should just be myself and show people who I really am and what my culture is.”

-Cielo, Utah

LIA student Talisah proudly holds the flag of Ecuador in Utah.

 

4. “To me, [being Latina] means being different and showing others that we can also make our dreams come true through our school studies.”

-Amy, Utah

LIA students from Payson, Utah at the LIA 2017 photoshoot. 

 

5. “Being Latino means being passionate and charismatic.”

Davíd, LIA President of Coral Springs High

Coral Springs High students enjoying their Hispanic Heritage Month dances during lunchtime in Florida.

 

6. “Being a Latino means having the ability to show your culture in any kind of way, respecting and honoring at all time, and most importantly showing the rest of the world that Latinos are united and strong.”

-Melanie, Illinois

Leman Middle LIA students at a Mexican Independence Day parade in Chicago, Illinois.

 

7. “Being Latina means for me embracing my culture and representing it proudly, being loud, outgoing, and working hard to fulfill my goals.”

-Rosa, Florida

Western High students at their LIA dance for Hispanic Heritage Month.

 

8. “Distintos países, varias tradiciones, múltiples lenguas, y el mismo orgullo: EL ORGULLO LATINO.”

“Different countries, various traditions, multiple languages, and the same pride: LATINO PRIDE.”

-Foresthill High LIA class

“Our Hispanic Heritage Festival demonstrated the power of Latinos In Action.” -Foresthill High in Florida