I really enjoyed visiting Chicano Park. I have visited a couple times prior, and I always enjoy viewing all of the art work. I enjoyed hearing about the history of the park and how it came to be as a result of community organizing. I find the history of Chicano Park significant in its success to take back a neighborhood through the unity of the people that live in the neighborhood. It is a symbol or resistance and a good reminder of what can be done when a community comes together. I appreciate walking around in the area and seeing private owned businesses by people of color. During our visit, I stopped by a coffee shop called Por Vida. It was interesting to see the incorporation of Latinx culture in coffee drinks, such as cold brew and lattes. I ordered an horchata cold brew and was pleasantly surprised by the combination of flavors from a traditional drink found in Mexico and other parts of Central America, mixed with a typical coffee drink found at chain coffee stores. I also really liked the aesthetic of the coffee shop that was decorated with Chicano art. I have included a picture of one of the main art pieces in the shop of Frida Kahlo.
May 7, 2019
Chicano Park Reflection
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