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Latinos de Worcester — A Student-Run Facebook Page
This post was written by students in the Upper School Spanish in a Global Context class:
At the start of the school year, the Spanish in a Global Context (Spanish 5) class partnered with the Latino History Project (LHP) of Worcester to help to “collect, share, and celebrate the Latino experience in Worcester.” After helping to organize a Discovery Day at the Worcester Historical Museum, we created a new Facebook page, Latinos de Worcester, to help showcase the stories of Latino immigrants in our community. Inspired by the transcendent “Humans of New York” project, our project aims to capture the same sentiments as Brandon Stanton: the power of human interaction and an understanding of our shared experiences.
Latinos de Worcester is a Facebook page where we will be posting parts of the interviews we conduct, along with photos taken of those interviewed. Quotes are selected based on what strikes us while we hear the diverse stories of the immigrants we interview. With this project, we want to emphasize not only the stories of being a Latino immigrant but also the unique experience of being an immigrant in Worcester. With the core belief in mind that exposure to cultural differences builds empathy and understanding of diversity in all its forms, it is crucial that we take a moment to appreciate the stories of those who came to this country with the same dream as our ancestors.
Visit Latinos de Worcester on Facebook, and be sure to Like, Share, and Follow to spread the fascinating stories of Worcester's Latino immigrants. Photos by M. Barshteyn
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