Minerva Amezquita
Minerva Amezquita, originally from the Dominican Republic, has worked for several custodial service contractors at the Adelphi Lab Center since 1988. Now employed by Goodwill Greater Washington, she lives in New Carrollton, Md.

Yo pienso que esta celebración nos da la oportunidad de aprender mucho de la cultura de cada país. Tenemos tantas diferente cultura alrededor de nosotros, que sería tan importante que todos aprendiéramos un poco de cada una.

Seria bonita mantener todas esas tradiciones, la comida típica, nuestra música, arte, y las pinturas hecha a mano que simbolizan parte de nuestra cultura. En este evento, el Mes de la Herencia Hispana, nos permite aprender cosas diferentes de distintos países. En particular, siempre debemos estar orgullosos de nuestros ancestros - sobre todo, lo que nos representa, como la gente hispana, o como "Latino-Americano."
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I think this celebration gives us the opportunity to learn much about the culture of each country. We have so many different cultures around us, it is so important that we all learn a little of each.

It would be nice to keep all those traditions, our food, our music, art, and handmade paintings that symbolize a part of our culture. With this event, Hispanic Heritage Month, we can learn different things from different countries. In particular, we must always be proud of our ancestors - above all, what represents us as people, Hispanic or "Latin American."

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