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Moises Chiquito ’24

Major: Classics
Center: CISLA

New London: Photographing a parade downtown

Students posing with a Connecticut College flag at the New London We Are/Nos Somos parade

The We are/Nos Somos parade in New London was one of my favorite experiences so far with the community during my time at Conn. Coming from a large city, I’m from New York, I didn't know what to expect when first arriving in New London, Connecticut College’s hometown. It looked so isolated from the rest of the world to me. Once I started to explore the city, I realized how wrong I was. New London is very connected, having numerous events throughout the year that celebrate the people that make up the community. From restaurant owners to residents to those in need, the New London community comes together to support each other. The We are/Nos Somos parade was an event hosted by the city that actually showed how grateful and united we all actually are to call New London home. It showed me that no matter who you were, where you came from or what organization you represent, we all can come together with vastly different backgrounds and experiences to create a community, and that is powerful.

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