Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Month Sep-15-2022 - Oct-15-2022
Posted on 09/16/2022
Will C. Wood Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH

Hello Wildcat Family,

Today, I want to acknowledge the first day of National Hispanic Heritage Month! A big thank you to Will C. Wood Latinx Club for sharing your heritage with the school community. Here you will find some of the decorations hung by the Latinx Club.

I would like to highlight Mr. Juan R. Fuentes a Chicano Artist living in San Francisco.
- Principal, Charleston Brown
I am a Chicano Artist living in San Francisco, California, a long-time cultural worker, art teacher, and social activist/poster maker and printmaker.

My goal has always been to portray our people in a very positive, beautiful, and dignified manner in contrast to the continual negative portrayal of us in the media.

Both my parents were born in Texas and migrated first to New Mexico, where I was born then later migrated to California in 1952. I grew up in the farm labor camps of Monterey County in California, picking fruits and vegetables along with my parents and eleven brothers and sisters. Neither parent was able to attend school growing up, and we relied on each other to survive the hardships of being poor and working in the fields.

My art and social activism stem from my strong conviction that art is needed to make social change a possibility, and to help heal the injustice’s faced by people of color around the world. I have the historical experience of the Civil Rights Movement and the Chicano, Black Power Movement, Native American, and Anti-War Movements of the 1960s and 70s for my inspiration.
- Mr. Juan R. Fuentes
Juan R. FuentesArt by Juan R. FuentesArt 02 by Juan R. Fuentes
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