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Meet Mario Pinnock: Somos Latinx

By Alondra Rosas Ornelas | Latinx Flint Media

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Mario Pinnock captured smiling at the Latinx and Technology and Community Center.


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FLINT, Michigan – Somos Latinx serves to highlight and connect community members in Flint & Genesee County.  Recognizing the experiences of families and individuals in our community reveals the complex experience of Latinx Life in the United States and in our local community. Somos Latinx drives civic engagement and awareness, such as the 2020 Census.

The following is a conversation between Latinx Flint Media and Mario Pinnock: 

Where are you from? 

Costa Rica. 

Why did your family decide to move to Michigan? 

Well, my story is that my mom met my step-father and then we came here. 

What was the hardest part about moving here? 

The language. Yes, the language and meeting new people. 

What has been the happiest moments of your life? 

Many. Yes, many things. Well, something that brings me joy is playing chess. 

As a Latino, did you feel different attending school here? 

To be honest, no, not really. I did feel like I was different, but part of me is used to that. It was easy, well, I just use to that. 

What do you miss most about Costa Rica? 

My friends. 

Are you planning on attending university? 

I am planning on going. I want to study business to have a better job and better quality of life. 

Bridging language & cultural barriers para una comunidad saludable!

As a Latino, did you feel different attending school here? 

To be honest, no, not really. I did feel like I was different, but part of me is used to that. It was easy, well, I just use to that. 

What do you miss most about Costa Rica? 

My friends. 

Are you planning on attending university? 

I am planning on going. I want to study business to have a better job and better quality of life. 

Did you complete the 2020 Census? 

Yes, I did. 

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