An Intergenerational GraduacióN

The secondary commencement ceremony was established to recognize the unique backgrounds of Latino students in a setting that would feel inclusive to them.
Among the attendees of Nuestra Graduación, I was not set apart by being the bilingual daughter of working-class immigrants.
These ceremonies aren’t held in place of official graduation ceremonies, but are an additional celebration of the work of students from marginalized communities.
Students, along with their parents and grandparents, then turn and face the crowd, taking in a moment of cross-generational triumph.
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