Latino Equity Project training gave me the platform to discuss the racism I experienced from other Latinx in hopes of creating awareness and educating my fellow Latinx. Also, I learned I have a lot to learn about my own Afro-Latinx culture.
The Latino Equity Project provided an atmosphere of learning and sharing that was extremely conducive to deep progressive thinking and communication. I feel very fortunate to have experienced a circle of exchange that allowed all of us as participants to grow and be exposed to vital information as we develop into Latino leaders and advocates.
I appreciated having the space to talk about race within the Latino Community because many times it’s not talked about. I feel more empowered to have conversations with others about race, specifically how we empower each other to change the system to allow for leadership and opportunity in our communities.
This training is timely as we look deep into the struggles of empowering our communities to bring about necessary change. It begins with each among us becoming stronger leaders.
The Latino Equity Project’s facilitation of our collective thoughts really brought to life our ideas and strategies to make an impact as we continue to talk about decolonizing and relearning. I thought the training had a wonderful balance of discussion, explanation of terms, theories and models. You provided a safe, meaningful and inspiring space for us to learn and think about this work through a new and valuable lens.
After attending, Decolonizing our Future; I took responsibility for past behavior that might of hurt others, and went into action and contacted two women I had not spoken to in several years. It felt valuable, and I also knew that my healing had just begun.
Gustavo Guerra Vasquez
It is of utmost important for our communities to continually grow and engage in equity and social justice work from our diverse viewpoints. The Latino Equity Project’s convening gave us a chance to continue that plática from culturally-relevant perspectives. Such a space is critical for Latinx individuals and communities who are working towards a more just society and world
I appreciate very much the opportunity to sit and reflect on my status as a Chicana, not only from a societal perspective, but also as a professional in my field. This conversation is not easy, but the Latino Equity Project’s staff facilitated the conversation in a manner that was beneficial to me.
I really appreciated the opportunity to explore racism, ethnicity, immigration status, colonialism and imperialism in the Latinix context. Race has shaped our history, how we live, our access to services, our health and self-image. Having a space to explore its impacts and discuss how to address it as part of a community was a beautiful gift! I highly recommend this training to anyone who is interested in advancing racial equity in the Latinix space.