“Hispanic Heritage Month means breaking barriers, educating each other, and sharing tradition.”
—Isidra Quiñones, Myra H. Kraft Director of Volunteer and Alumni Services
Isidra: I love to hear Frankie Ruiz on the stereo, I love my brown skin, I love the curls that hang from my daughter’s head, I love that her favorite dish is arroz con gandules. We celebrate all that is part of what defines us. From the language to the rich family traditions, it is beautiful! I love the continuous learning from the contributions made by Latinos past and present.
What do you hope our members/community learn or grow from during Hispanic Heritage Month?
Jen: It is my hope that our members and community gain a better understanding and appreciation of the pride that lies within the Latin cultures (beyond the sombreros!). Each Latin culture has its distinct food, music, and cultural traditions, but our commonalities reinforce the importance of familia, respect, work ethic, and community.
Isidra: Be proud! Rep that flag and share your traditions and culture with those around you. Be proud of your language, your culture, and feel empowered to be your true self in every setting you find yourself in. Do not change to fit an image that isn’t you.