Equity & InclusionOct 1, 2020

— updated Oct 2, 2020

Celebrating Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month

MHS students reflect on what Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month means to them.

The MHS Diversity Coalition is leading a community-wide celebration of Hispanic/Latinx Heritage month from September 15 through October 15.

DivCoThe Diversity Coalition includes the leaders of three Essential Coalitions that work to foster inclusion and courageous conversations at MHS. members have been sharing call-to-action emails and informational emails with insights into different aspects of Hispanic/Latinx culture. They’ve also created a Spotify playlist!

At last week’s Community Meeting, members of the Hispanic/Latinx community at Miss Hall’s spoke about their heritage and what the month means to them.

Gabriela Nicholson ’21 — Colombia

“To me, this month is celebrating my heritage, where I come from, the music, and my family.”

Viola Quiles ’23 — Puerto Rico

“This month is important to me because it is a time to celebrate and share our culture with the community.”

Bethania Robertson ’21 — Brazil

“This month is important to me because it is a way to connect with that part of myself, and to learn and engage in not only my background, but others’ backgrounds as well.”

Wendy Weeks ’21 — Colombia

“Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month is important to me, because it allows me to celebrate my heritage.”

Welmerly Maria ’24 — Dominican Republic

“Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month means a lot to me in so many different ways. First of all, I’m able to connect with my family members through learning the family history, the language, the clothing, the food, the different styles of dance, and so much more. I’m also able to discover who I am, who I can become due to culture, who I want to be, and how strong I want to be included in the culture.”

Alessandra Alicea ’21 — Panama and Puerto Rico

“I always celebrate my culture, but this month is another special moment for me to celebrate even more and to celebrate other peoples’ cultures as well.”

Fernanda Morais Laroca ’23 — Brazil

“This month is an opportunity to amplify the voices of the Hispanic and Latinx community, and also a way for us to share our culture, our identity, and our struggles with everyone.”