In our last TESOL class, Omar Núñez Méndez gave a talk on the research he has been doing with Transnational Children. Omar is the head of the language school we have been using, Ollin Tlahtoalli, and he has conducted a longitudinal research project on the effects of migration on one's identity. It was fascinating stuff, and really is what we teachers are seeing in Santa Fe, but in reverse. He has followed two children born in the USA, who returned with their families to the mountains outside Oaxaca at a very young age. The children are now in their upper teens, and have moved back and forth from Cuajimoloyas to Los Angeles multiple times.
After Omar's talk, we moved onto Sabor Antigüo for our despedida lunch. There is still one more Spanish class tomorrow, but since some people have early flights, today was the last time we will all be together. To honor that, today I am posting pictures from other group members that most exemplify what this experience has been for them. Here goes.