How do you say SOCCER??

 

Crossing Borders Annapolis / Photo by Maria Alexandra Recinos

 

“Soccer is very important for our culture. Soccer is passion, love, & dedication but overall, soccer is in our hearts.”
– Llisley Flores

Twenty five Annapolis High School students showed their talent during VisionWorkshops recent project, “Crossing Borders: how do you say SOCCER?”  The students, all part of the ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) department, were originally from Mexico, El Salvador, Senegal, and Russia, and now call Annapolis home.

As a class, they documented Annapolis’ Hispanic soccer leagues, shooting the games every Sunday this fall, and writing about the connections they had with soccer in their lives.

Crossing Borders Annapolis / Photo by Cande Castenada

Crossing Borders Annapolis / Photo by Carlos Flores

“In our country, soccer is not a competition, it’s a way to be with friends. I think that it doesn’t have to be a sport where people fight, it’s a sport where people have fun and passion when they play it. If countries could be like that, then soccer would help us to have union and make a better world.”
– Sarai Funes

Crossing Borders Annapolis / Photo by Sawdatou Drame

Crossing Borders Annapolis / Photo by Dmitry Alozeimer

Crossing Borders Annapolis / Photo by Mirna Quijada

“We all get excited at the moment of the fame. In the field, we show all what we are and what we have. Soccer is a passion that we have inside of us.”
– Cande Castenada

Crossing Borders Annapolis / Photo by Haydee Marrequin

Their amazing work is on display at the Pip Moyer Recreation Center on Hilltop Lane in Annapolis.  Student Cande Castaneda has a giant photograph displayed on the front of the building.

 

The program was sponsored by the Carol M. Jacobsohn Foundation.  The exhibition and large-scale art was produced in partnership with ArtWalk  http://www.artatlargeartwalk.com/

 

 

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