Relationship: Child of im/migrant

I have chosen pozole to represent my family history. As a family tradition, we used the pot to cook our favorite meal for every occasion, pozole. We cook this special meal during birthdays, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. But besides the actual meal, this meal brings our family from different parts of LA together to celebrate the event held. This meal has been served in our family since I was born. The main reason why the meal brings us together is because it reminds us that family comes first. Although all of us have our troubles financially or personally, a small delicious meal is a reminder that we need to stick together. Some of our family members have forgotten the meaning of family and friendship and have removed themselves from the picture, but this meal is a small side note telling us that since we once struggled together, we shall celebrate together for all the hard work we have done to support our own families. This is why I chose pozole to represent our family history, hard work and kinship.

– Joseph Salgado

Relationship:  Child of im/migrant Child of im/migrant