What happens when a teacher scolds a Chicano activist for speaking Spanish

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What Happens When A Teacher Scolds A Chicano Activist For Speaking Spanish
Jenny Anna Santos was born and raised in Los Angeles, CA. She is a community activist who speaks up for staying connected to ones roots. In preschool, Jenny remembers being told by her teacher that she was not allowed to speak Spanish in school.

Instead of internalizing that Spanish was wrong, Jenny shared what happened at school to her mother, who then reminded her that their family comes from a powerful people. Jenny's mother continued to raise her in the context of celebrating the beauty of their culture.

For Jenny, even at a young age, these teachings instilled a strong sense of knowing who she was and what she was meant to do.

Jenny sat down with Project Eñye recently to talk about her experiences being an Eñye and what it means to her to be brought up in the United States as an Eñye.

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