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Hispanic Heritage Month - Alumni Edition

Each division at Packer chose different ways to explore Hispanic and Latinx people, culture, and content for Hispanic Heritage Month. You can explore some of the student activities on Packer's Instagram.

We would like to take a minute to spotlight three alumni whose work amplifies their ongoing commitment to community engagement: personal, local, and beyond.  

Photo credit: Jessica Zamora-Turner | @jesszt
Gabriela Álvarez ’06 an inaugural leader of the Sabores Latinos student group and a member of the Packer Anti-Racism Council (PARC), went on to found “Liberation Cuisine,” equal parts chef and social justice advocacy. Gabriela's menus center the healing potential of traditional foods from the Caribbean, with a heavy focus on plant plant-based ingredients and integral dishes of Afro and Indigenous Puerto Rican origin. You can find more information about Gabriela on Instagram @gabriela_alvarez_martinez and @Liberationcuisine.

 

 Photo credit: Naima Green | @naimagreen
 Artistic Director at Abrons Arts Center, Ali Rosa-Salas ’09 was recently profiled in New York Magazine for her work with Nuyorican Mag. “Nuyorican Mag is inspired by the ways the past is always present” through sharing rare archival media that amplifies the social, political, and cultural innovations by New Yorkers of Puerto Rican descent. 

 

Photo credit: Gabriella Antonio

Gabriella Antonio ’13, a diversity, equity, and inclusion manager at a pharmaceutical company and trauma-informed yoga instructor, is one of the newest members to the Packer Alumni Board. While being Philly based, thanks to Zoom and Amtrak, Gabriella has been dedicating her time to continue Packer's commitment to DEI work and foster better relationships with the young alumni community.

 

We would like to thank and recognize Gabriella, along with fellow Board members Jason Rosa ’94 and Francisco Tezén ’93, this Hispanic Heritage month. 

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