SF State Student Body President Reflects on Latinx Heritage Month

Thursday, October 14, 2021
Joshua Ochoa smiling and standing by the stage on Malcolm X Plaza

SF STATE NEWS -- Each year the contributions and successes of Latinx people in the United States are honored during Latinx Heritage Month (September 15 to October 15). We asked San Francisco State University student body President Joshua Ochoa to share what the celebration means to him.

Ochoa has been involved with Associated Students at San Francisco State since October 2018, working his way up to president of the organization. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Political Science at SF State this past spring and has returned to the University to work toward a master’s degree in Public Administration.

“This month serves as a reminder to recognize where we came from,” Ochoa said. “So often, we always move on to what’s next because there’s so much of our community that focuses on the inequities that continue to exist. Our Latinx community is strong because we continue to push what is needed for those who are marginalized and left behind, but we have to recognize the accomplishments we’ve made in the work that we do! I’m proud to have this month to reflect and be proud of our community’s dedication to social justice and equity for all.”