Dolores Huerta Fires Up Crowd at Session

2021-08-29T22:43:56+00:00

Icon receives Medal for Social Transformation Legendary activist and civil rights icon Dolores Huerta drew hundreds of people from both the Fielding and Santa Barbara community on Jan. 10, when she came to Winter Session to accept the university's Medal for Social Transformation. "You can make a difference, but you have to speak up and you have to be ready to sacrifice," Huerta told the sold-out crowd during a Q&A panel that included (L-R below) Santa Maria teacher Eunice Gonzalez, the daughter of farmworkers and a recent MA graduate of Brown University; Marcos Vargas, executive director of The Fund for Santa [...]

Dolores Huerta Fires Up Crowd at Session2021-08-29T22:43:56+00:00

‘Latinx’ Means Inclusion

2021-08-29T22:44:08+00:00

Faculty Fellow Reflects on Labels for Hispanic Heritage Month Hispanic, Latina/o, Latin@, and Latinx are all terms that have been used to categorize or label people from 21 Spanish-speaking countries. As a psychology scholar of Mexican-American heritage (born in Lorain, Ohio), I have lived through the evolution of identity monikers that do not always fit who I am or how I want to identify ethnically. In fact, many colleagues and friends prefer to call themselves Puerto Rican, Colombian, Dominican, or Chicana because this expresses their ethnic heritage, their family history--something more personal. Patricia Arredondo In the 1960s, the term [...]

‘Latinx’ Means Inclusion2021-08-29T22:44:08+00:00
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