At WSCO, we chose the hummingbird to represent us because it symbolizes bravery, movement, communication, and the polinization that helps community grow.
“The hummingbird is iconic, it’s part of our ancestral roots. The Mexica people believed that if you died as a warrior in a courageous way, you'd come back as a hummingbird or a butterfly. The hummingbird is represented by Huitzilopochtli, the god of love and art and war, and that is very much what building power can come down to.” – Carlos Garcia-Velasco, former WSCO Executive Director, pictured, above.
Board member and artist Pablo Basquez, whose painting is pictured above, introduced the hummingbird to the WSCO logo, shown below. Today, we continue to strive to live up to the meaning of the hummingbird in all of our work, with honor and dignity.