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Social Justice Resources: Hispanic/Latinx Stories

Hispanic and Latinx Stories

This tab is a place to amplify Hispanic and Latinx stories and voices. It is a place to learn and understand the role that our society has played in perpetuating race-based bias and discrimination. Ultimately, this is a space to work to prevent bias and discrimination from continuing.

 

This LibGuide was created for those who wish to educate themselves through books, videos, and other resources on important social justice issues, and the viewpoints of marginalized populations. While the GHC library staff and faculty have made a substantial effort to provide numerous resources, this is not a comprehensive guide. If there are resources you consider irrelevant, or resources that were left out that you feel should be included, please contact us: libraryoutreach@highlands.edu.

Books/Audiobooks from Overdrive

GHC Resources for Students, Faculty, and Staff

GHC's H.O.M.E or The Hispanic Organization Merging Excellence Club - The Hispanic Organization Merging Excellence Club is a group whose goal is to encourage the Hispanic/Latino community at GHC towards their full potential by motivating and promoting academic success.

Andrew Torres is the advisor for The Hispanic Organization Merging Excellence Club. You can contact him at atorres@highlands.edu.

 

GHC Spanish Activities Club - This club celebrates and explores the richness of the Hispanic culture through language, art, music and more.

Professor Kathryn Garcia is the advisor for this club. You can contact her at kgarcia@highlands.edu.

Spotify Podcasts

Videos on Kanopy & Films on Demand

Latinos Beyond Reel - Challenging a Media Stereotype

Admissions - Student stories from undocumented America

Waking Dream

Being ñ

Facts

  1. The U.S. Hispanic population reached 60.6 million in 2019, up from 50.7 million in 2010.
  2. The share of U.S. Hispanics with college experience has increased since 2010. 
  3. The share of Latinos in the U.S. who speak English proficiently is growing.
  4. People of Mexican origin account for slightly over 60% (37 million) of the nation’s overall Hispanic population as of 2018.
  5. The fastest population growth among U.S. Latinos has come among those with origins in Venezuela, the Dominican Republic, Guatemala and Honduras. 
  6. Four in-five Latinos are U.S. citizens.
  7. The share of U.S. Latinos who are immigrants is on the decline and varies by origin group.
  8. A record 32 million Latinos are projected to be eligible to vote in 2020, up from 27.3 million in 2016.

 

Find more interesting facts here: Key facts about U.S. Latinos for National Hispanic Heritage Month

 

External Resources (resources outside of GHC)

We don't have these books at GHC, but you can check with your local public library:

Hispanic Nation: Culture, Politics, and the Constructing of Identity by Geoffrey Fox

The Book of Unknown Americans by Cristina Henriquez

Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo

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