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curiousKC | A Collection of KC’s Latinx Stories Stories of community, leadership and belonging

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Above image credit: On Sept. 16, 1969, students mobilized a Chicano walkout (pictured here) in Kansas City. Self-made periodicals, newsletters and newspapers were integral to getting the movement going. (Image from La Voz de la Gente | Collage by Vicky Diaz-Camacho)
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One quick search of the word “heritage” and a few definitions pop up. 

One struck a chord: legacy. 

This month, from Sept. 15 through Oct. 15, is Hispanic Heritage Month, which is a time to honor Kansas City’s Latinx legacy. So, Flatland curated a list of community stories from the past several years. 

Want to learn about the rich history of who helped build the city or the railroads strewn around the metro? Or maybe you’re curious about the leaders in education or politics, we’ve got that too. In the past several years, we’ve interviewed those in the Latinx community who are determined to bridge the gap in art, health, homelessness, education and more. 

This is just a snapshot of what’s out there. There’s a story for everybody, including some from our KC Media Collective partners:


Listen:

College life as a minority

The Filter Podcast, Ep. 4 ‘Graduation Day’

For Students Of Color, Higher Education Is A Different Course


KC Media Collective partner stories:

Kansas City’s ‘cosmic music collective’ wants to free your mind with revolutionary beats 

Manny Abarca podría ser el primer legislador hispano del condado de Jackson en casi una década 

A Kansas City therapist talks about a ‘very difficult’ time to be a mental health provider 

After Hispanic chamber effort falters, mid-Missouri entrepreneurs seek resources 

https://thebeacon.media/stories/2021/05/26/how-wyco-built-vaccine-trust-with-hispanic-communities/
https://thebeacon.media/stories/2021/07/29/latinx-teachers-in-kc-area/
https://thebeacon.media/stories/2020/07/20/in-kansas-city-the-latinx-community-faces-extra-challenges-with-covid-19/

Vicky Diaz-Camacho covers community affairs for Kansas City PBS.

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