I wasn't sure what to expect at the immigration rally today in Washington, D.C. -- how big or how raucous.
But I did make sure to avoid wearing the belt with the colorful weaving I bought in Guatemala. I didn't want to seem like I was a participant instead of a journalist. But the color of my skin falsely betrayed me and I was handed leaflets and signs as I walked through the crowd.
As a Hispanic at these types of events and stories, I take full advantage of being bilingual, doing interviews for both CNN and CNN en Espanol. It's a point of pride for me to have that versatility.
The rally turned out to be a small one, only about 400 people, but colorful and with music. It wasn't angry or vitriolic, but passionate, despite the numbers.
-- By Silvio Carrillo, CNN Producer