Yalitza Aparicio Returned Home To Promote A Local Festival And Donate Laptops To Oaxacan Students, Reminding Us She Doesn’t Forget Where She’s From
With more and more people taking DNA tests, it’s no surprise that the Latinx community is celebrating their roots by honoring where they came from. What is also more surprising is that with these new indigenous discoveries, people are also giving back to the people and the land of their ancestors whether they are fourth and first generation.
One of those people is a very familiar face.
Yalitza Aparicio returned to her homeland of Oaxaca in a beautiful new campaign.
We have seen Aparicio working on various new advertisements, which some have raised eyebrows, but this one that celebrates her home and her people is one that we truly support.
The campaign is to promote Guelaguetza 2019, a festival in Oaxaca happening on July 22 and 29.
The festival celebrates all things Oaxacan. It’s also traditionally known as “Fiestas de Los Lunes del Cerro” and takes place on the last two Mondays of July.
The festival looks to be amazing!
According to the website, the event is already selling out. Guelaguetza is basically an event that highlights the culture and tradition of the Oaxaca people. Click here for more information.
The only question is, will Yalizta be there?
She may already be in Oaxaca. She wrote in a recent Instagram, “And how could I not to fall in love with this land that saw me being born, land of dreams, where in every corner, in every moment, you find colors that fill your soul.”
She’s such a poet!
While we continue to check her IMDB site to see if she’s starring in any new roles, the actress is still roaming the world. We know this because we stock her Instagram, and are constantly wanting to be transported to each and every place she goes.
Of course, it’s safe to assume that this one be the last time Yalitza will be showing love for Oaxaca.
The ‘Roma’ actress recently showed her support to her community last week when she visited her hometown of Colegio de Bachilleres de Oaxaca in Tlaxiaco to donate laptops to Mixteco students.
According to Excelsior, Yalitza, who was previously a teacher before her role in Roma, donated nine laptops to the school’s students.