A Celebration of Latinx and Hispanic Heritage Month
The Latinx and Hispanic Heritage Month assembly presented by members of Menlo’s Latinos Unidos featured a video with students discussing the various countries they represent as well as a performance of La Bamba by Menlo School staff member, Xavier Toscano, a salsa performance by Upper School students, Norberto Aguilar and Ana Banchs Rodriguez, and even a conga line that engaged the entire Upper School!
National Latinx and Hispanic Heritage Month runs from September 15 to October 15 in the United States, and is a time to commemorate the history, cultures, and contributions of Americans with ancestors from Spain, Mexico, Central and South America, and the Caribbean.
Associate Director of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion and History Department Chair, Carmen Borbon, explained “this was the first time we’ve been given a platform to celebrate Menlo’s beautiful Latin and Hispanic cultures,” and the goal of the assembly was to “give folks a taste of our culture and celebrate as a community.” Members of the Latinos Unidos successfully organized a thoughtful, spirited assembly that allowed the community to come together and pay tribute to Latinx and Hispanic culture with a lively and festive celebration.
Kevin Chan, Menlo School, All Rights Reserved.