Plaza Voices: Culture and Heritage

Our regular contributor Nadia R. writes:

What do culture and heritage mean to you?

In September and October 2017, in conjunction with Hispanic Heritage Month, we asked our Gonzales community to answer one simple question: What do culture and heritage mean to you?

Our customers answered by drawing and writing on pieces of fabric that we then used to create a quilt. Home, family, food, pets and religion were some of the answers that now form part of the quilt located on the staircase of the Rodolfo “Corky” Gonzales branch library. The quilt will be on display until February 25th, so we encourage you to come and take a look!

Also, some talented members of our branch and Plaza staff brought their own original artwork to share with the public. These pieces are located on the 2nd floor, in the collaborative and fiction areas, and will be on display until February 25th as well.

What do culture and heritage mean to you? Please share with us in the comments!

Plazas are an open community space where immigrants from all over the world connect with people, information, and resources, building Denver’s global community. Come to practice a language, prepare for citizenship, pursue your goals, and create your future. Whatever you’re doing, we can help! Please see our events calendar for more information.


Written by Amma R. on February 6, 2018


Naghem S on February 15, 2018


Part of my identity comes from my culture and my heritage. My heritage, my history and the history of my people, has shaped who I am today. I have inherited the voice of my people and their struggles along with their victories and pride. As for my culture, I identity with more than one.

It is beautiful to see everyone's artwork come together. It truly shows that no matter where we come from, we can always find a common ground.

Thank you for all of your hard work Nadia.

Virginia V on February 15, 2018


It's so great to see a collaborative piece of art from many members of our library's community!

Vivi on February 15, 2018


A true community and library collaboration

Carolyna on February 16, 2018


You guys are so talented!

Josh H L on May 20, 2018


For many migrants (myself included) culture and heritage play such a big role in one's life after one has left one's country for places new. In my case now that I have two growing boys, I am forced to think what parts of my culture i want to share with them and what not.