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The Latinos Story Project KCTS 9 Media Lab - Latinos Story Project

Latinos Story Project takes a closer look into the Latino culture by asking community members to reflect, remember and share visions of the future. Stories of tradition, family and identity were collected from a diverse group of people whose ancestry can be traced to Mexico, Peru, Puerto Rico, Cuba and beyond.

These selected stories showcase the diversity in Washington state and, within the Latin culture.

The Latinos Story Project is a community extension piece from the PBS Latino Americans and KCTS 9’s Latinos: The Changing Face of Washington

Essential to this project were partnerships with the following vibrant community organizations: Seattle Latino Film Festival, Latino/a Educational Achievement Project (LEAP), El Centro de la Raza, Seattle Public Library and the University of Washington.



Artists (Remembrance)
In October 2013, the 9 Media Lab crew visited the Washington State Convention Center for the “Visions & Environments” exhibit, which showcased an array of artwork from talented Latino artists. With different ways to cope and transition through the lengthy process of immigration and experiencing a new culture, these Latin artists find comfort in their work. The artists share how they use art to reflect on their memories of people and places and face challenges.

Listen to stories about remembering the past and creating the future.






Community Reflections
The importance of family and family history is strong within the Latin culture. These stories come from varying points of views and backgrounds, but all reflect on their family dynamic, challenges and importance.

Listen to stories about reflecting on family past.





Traditions/Future (LEAP)
Traditions are an important part of the Latin culture and help maintain connections to the past. Students and staff from Latino/a Educational Achievement Project (LEAP) -- a program that aims to improve academic achievement for Latino students in Washington state -- spoke of how traditions are more than just keeping the past alive, but about showing others that Latinos Listen to their stories of keeping traditions alive and embracing diversity.

Listen to stories about reflecting on family past.

Watch all stories in The Latinos Story Project

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About 9 Media Lab


9 Media Lab
KCTS’s 9 Media Lab breaks down the boundaries between the stories we watch and the people who live them. We empower the community to create and share grassroots documentaries on issues impacting our region.

Through topical projects and digital storytelling classes, KCTS provides a unique platform for the community to develop media skills and share personal perspectives on the issues that move us.

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