Featured Video: Hispanic Heritage Month | Not in Our Town

Featured Video: Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs until Oct. 15, is an opportunity to reflect on the contributions of new Americans. In this short video, high school students in Los Angeles embark on a project to help change the perception of new immigrants in their community. 

In their campaign “Don’t drop the I-bomb” they hope to remove the negative connotation of the word “illegal” and create a more equal and welcoming atmosphere for everyone.
  1. What particular actions of the students do you believe were the most effective?
  2. Do you think the actions of these students will create a more positive view of immigrants in their community? Why or why not?
  3. What are other ways people can work together to create a more positive atmosphere for recent immigrants? 

 This video features Facing History and Ourselves teachers at Animo Jackie Robinson High School.

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