From a special edition of Crosscurrents, this is part of a series of stories from students from the San Francisco Unified School District:
Mexico is an unknown country to Christopher Olvera. But it’s also his mother’s place of origin, a homeland she left as a young girl and never returned. Now, a U.S. citizen, Elizabeth Olvera longs to visit Mexico to show her American-born children their ancestral roots. Mother and son sat down to talk about their shared Mexican heritage.