BUILD: Latinx, Latino, Hispanic, Spanish, Multicultural, etc. - Evolution of a Concept and Identity

Friday, November 9, 2018 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
2032 University of Iowa Main Library
125 West Washington Street
Iowa City, IA 52242
This event is BUILD approved.

The Building University of Iowa Leadership for Diversity initiative is an opportunity for UI faculty and staff to gain strategic knowledge and skills to contribute to a welcoming and inclusive environment for all. By completing a series of workshops, participants will earn a certificate demonstrating their commitment as leaders for diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace and classroom.

This presentation will offer a short history of a contested concept : Latinx/ Latino/ Hispanic/ Spanish/ Multicultural/ etc. and its evolving definition throughout time and space, using the U.S. census as one important place where this concept has been contested. Then, we will watch and discuss examples of Latinx/Latino/Hispanic/Multicultural etc. representations in film, video and media and show how these representations have evolved reflecting, and also influencing, changes in the U.S. socioeconomic and political system. Finally, participants will be encouraged to identify strategies for promoting acceptance and celebration of diverse populations, including Latinx, in all their diversity, in their respective places of work.

To register for courses, sign into UI Employee Self Service, click on "My Training" to be rerouted to Learning and Development. Click on “Enroll in Courses” tab and use search bars to find desired sessions.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa–sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Chief Diversity Office in advance at 319-353-2388 or