I think of the powerful leap of faith my family took in coming to the U.S. to escape oppression without knowing English, having friends or a clear path forward. Greeted with a new culture to learn and obstacles to overcome, they found support within the Hispanic community who provided resources like food, clothes, jobs, medications and money. This welcoming spirit and intentional practice of generosity continues to this day with Hispanics supporting each other in the U.S. and back home in their lands of origin.
Many will never face half of the challenges of Hispanics who came before us. They may lose sight of the heroic path paved. They may forget that our possibilities are truly limitless when you have the courage to reach for your dreams. So, let’s take this time to recommit advancing equality through our daily actions. Let’s use compassion, kindness and consistent discipline to authentically serve the underserved. And let’s strengthen our efforts to empower, connect, and lift representation of the Hispanic community together, all year-round.
Feliz Mes de la Herencia Hispana!