We were able to spend some time recently with Arturo Rodriguez, one of the young stars of “Mi Otro Yo”. Arturo is a freshman at The University of Arizona and he is enjoying the challenge of being a college student.
With Leilani, another one of the stars of “Mi Otro Yo”, he recently attended a meeting with incoming members of the Tucson Unified School Districts Governing Board. Arturo said he was 30 or 40 years younger than anyone else in the audience.
Leilani and Arturo quizzed the incoming board members on their stance towards keeping Ethnic Studies in the classroom.
Last year at Tucson High School, Arturo liked to dress vaquero/cowboy style to show pride in his Sinaloan roots. A professor at the University of Arizona has encouraged him to keep up this tradition.
Arturo’s cowboy hat features autographs from a member of the Banda Tres Rios, from Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico:
And also the Grupo Laberinto, from Agua Prieta, Sonora, Mexico: