Rosario “Chayo” Cervantez – Xicana Youth Activist

Rosario Chayo Cervantez

Rosario “Chayo” Cervantez

Rosario “Chayo” Cervantez is from White City, Oregon. She has been an activist in our community, organizing educational panels with LIFEArt and began the first wide-city Latinx Student Group that
brought together students from all high school in Jackson County. Chayo is currently an ESL teacher assistant at White Mountain Middle School and a student at Southern Oregon University.

DE LA RAIZ is a project dedicated to gathering and sharing stories of the rich and diverse Latinx communities of Southern Oregon. Through personal interviews, research, and visual art, De La Raiz hopes to center and uplift our voices while challenging stereotypes and national narratives of who we are.

I am a lot more powerful than I thought.

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