Raíces: Jose Otero, Viri Marin and Xavier Cotto
Jose Otero is an educator - a teacher, administrator and translator - at The Howard School here in Chattanooga.
Viri Marin launched the Chattanooga Community Fridge in the Highland Park neighborhood during the pandemic to help fight food insecurity.
Xavier Cotto - who works in IT - is an engineer and drummer who started XCeed Events, which produces and promotes events to amplify the Latino arts in Chattanooga.
A few weeks ago, I spoke with them during Hispanic Heritage Month for our series of conversations with voices from the Latino community in this city, in collaboration with La Paz Chattanooga: a series of conversations we call “Raíces” - or “Roots” in Spanish.
Our thanks to Lily Sanchez at La Paz Chattanooga for bringing us together for these "Raíces" conversations.
We look forward to bringing you more from here on “Scenic Roots.”