Reviews and Blog Posts: Plaza Voices

Plaza Voices: New Refugee/Parole Program Announced

Cover of Enrique's Journey, available through DPL

The 2006 book "Enrique's Journey," based on author Sonia Nazario's Pulitzer Prize-winning series for the Los Angeles Times, follows a Honduran boy as he travels alone across Mexico, trying to reach the United States in search of his mother.

Plaza Voices: How I Made It @ Athmar

Business owner (Creative Commons)

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Plaza Voices: Tight-Knit

Photo of hands knitting (Creative Commons).

Jennifer Duddy Gill, a Plaza staff member, writes:

When I was about eight years old my mother taught me how to knit. I was amazed that using two wooden sticks to make loops with string could create fabric that I could actually use for something. Creating something from almost nothing was both surprising and gratifying to me.

Plaza Voices: Creativity in the Community

Family working together in a Plaza art program.

Karen D., a Plaza staff member, writes:

Plaza Voices: Alba

Photo of Alba, a Plaza participant

Diana G., a Plaza staff member, writes:

What is your favorite thing to do in the Plaza program?

Alba said, "The computers are my favorite because I am able to do multiple things, like practice English and many more things. I also like the English classes [Conversation Tables] because I am getting extra help with my speaking. My goal is to learn how to speak English properly."

Plaza Voices: the Language of Food

Platter of sushi

Helen M., a Plaza staff member, writes:

Food. Food! Who doesn’t enjoy talking about what she ate for dinner last evening? Whose mouth doesn’t start watering at the mention of a favorite dish his Mom prepared?

Plaza Voices: Dia de los Muertos

Still from Case Drury's video, "Rosa"

Rosa A., a Plaza staff member, writes:

Plaza Voices: Numb3rs in My Life

Phot of Plaza program activity leader Warren R.

Warren R., a Plaza program Activities Leader, writes:

Ever since I was a kid, I’ve always loved math. My mom always took me to the wet market back home in the Philippines, and in my head I would calculate almost everything, from the price of the buko (coconut) juice I drank, to the change that we were supposed to get when we paid for our tricycle (3-wheel public utility vehicle) transportation. I carried this love for math into every endeavor I took on.

Plaza Voices: Como aprender español

Map of Spanish-speaking countries.

Desiree S. of Barnum Branch Library writes:

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