Empowerment & Perseverance
“Empower Latinx/Chicanx Community”: this simple phrase of four words shows the desire and crave students and all members of this community seek. Although the chalk phrase is anonymous and was spontaneously found, it encompasses so many layers, such as empowerment, vulnerability, and potential for change. We become empowered as we connect with each other and become vulnerable. There are voices in our community who also want to be/feel empowered. We acknowledge our community can lift us up but at times we fail to come together.
Perseverance: They tried to bury us but they didn’t know that we were seeds. Even in the places that create challenges for us and despite our hardships and the difficulties we face, through the ugly, we persevere on our own.