Mexican artists design 'Aqui y Alla'
A local muralist encouraged Mexican youths — living locally and in Mexico — to share their stories for a Passyunk Square creation.
By Lauren Hertzler
Born and raised in South Philly by Latino immigrant parents, Ortiz grew up surrounded by people from all different cultures. She first-handedly witnessed the connection her family had with different immigrants — all working toward the “American dream” — but also discovered tensions between different ethnic groups.