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15th annual ¡Soy Unica Soy Latina! rally celebrates and empowers local Latinas

The Susan B. Anthony Center at the University of Rochester hosted the 15th annual ¡Soy Unica Soy Latina! Rally on Saturday.

¡Soy Unica Soy Latina! is a day of celebration and empowerment for local Latinas, ages 7 to 18. 

The rally honors the 100th anniversary of Women's Right to Vote in New York state with a theme this year of "Civic Engagement: Latinas and Community Service, Giving Back, and Making a Difference."

Crystal Cusimano
Latina rally inspires girls to greatness

The celebration of quinceañera at the end of Saturday’s ¡Soy Unica! ¡Soy Latina! Rally in some ways symbolized the message organizers had for about 150 girls at the event.

The rally, in its 15th year, was meant to inspire girls of Latina heritage, ages 7 to 18, to become women of character and community engagement, and to empower them to pursue college and careers.

Crystal Cusimano