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Gloria Lizeth Barón, a student in the languages program, painted the piece titled Masks. We want to highlight this oil on canvas because the work is representative of a poem titled We Wear the Mask by Paul Laurence Dunbar. Though the poem was written from 1872 to 1906, the poet speaks of the hardships of racism and discrimination in society that resonate with us today. The current reckoning of protests around the world to stop systemic racism makes Gloria's piece more relevant than ever.