AV Equity

Our very own AV Equity Committee  put on an informative and engaging presentation to kick off Latino/Hispanic Heritage month.

This month we’re celebrating the contributions and impact of Latinos just as the nation also gears up to celebrate national Latino/Hispanic Heritage month (which runs from September 15 – October 15).  Latinos represent people whose lineage traces from Mexico, to people from the Caribbean, South America, and Central America.

Did you know? At AV, about 1 out of every 4 of our students identify with family members from one of these countries!

In case you missed it, you can view the full presentation here: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/e/2PACX-1vSD_7JWwDfSo2ywnl_ehdrToAdVIQB_f7YTO9sgTG6gm5CI6P6xXg8hVfK7FKfc2g/pub?start=false&loop=false&delayms=3000

There is bonus footage provided by the owners of our very own Republic of Lucha store in South Pasadena with scenes and insights about Lucha Libre.  (A special note for parents – please watch the video before sharing with young kids – while the video is informative and entertaining, there are live wrestling scenes and images with tight or revealing costumes). A huge thank you to Javier and everyone at Republic of Lucha!

A very big thank you to Patti Urzua, Janis Ortega, and the AV Equity Committee for putting on an amazing presentation!

Keep a look out for special Instagram features, art projects and service opportunities to come!  A special thanks to everyone that helped pull together the resources for the Equity Committee presentation, Roxann Berry, Vivan Tran, Xochi Castro, Roberto Gonzalez, Amber Jaeger, Jen Wang, Erin Bonz, and Cassandra Kaldor.


If you have any questions/concerns or thoughts you’d like to share please reach out to us at [email protected] 

-AV Equity Committee Co-Chairs, Patti Urzua, Andy Perry, Amber Jaeger