Latinos Shaping a Nation
On Sept. 18, during Lynn's Social Justice Week, two actors re-enacted the lives of important Americans who have shaped our country in the theatrical production, Latinos Shaping a Nation. Some of the characters they portrayed were: Gustavo Garcia, the first Latino to argue before the Supreme Court; Luisa Moreno, the only Latina to head a national union in America; an ‘undocumented’ Marine Corporal who talks of his pride of Latinos who have served in this country’s armed forces, especially the 43 Latino recipients of the Medal of Honour; Andrea Perez, the Latina who first led to the abolishment of the miscegenation laws in the United States when she sued for her right to marry an African American.; Roberto Clemente, the Puerto Rican ‘hotdog’ who had to overcome horrific racism to become a legend of baseball; and Sylvia Rivera, the New York ‘Rican’ who started the stonewall riot for gay rights, wrote the Gay Rights Act, and started homeless shelters for runaway gay teens. See our photos from the event.