In recognition of Latinx Heritage Month (September 15th - October 15th), we'd like to share with you this list of resources, collected by WGST professor Dr. Kristie Soares:

Read the work of key Latina feminists

Read more about Latinx history

Get involved in Latinx activism

Learn about pressing Latinx Issues

Listen to music created by Latinx feminist artists— 

Take a WGST class that focuses on the Latinx community  –

  • (WGST 3650) Gender & Politics in Latin America
  • (WGST 3600) Latina/x Studies
  • (WGST 2400) Women of Color and Activism

Attend "Love Across Borders: Immigration is an LGBTQ Issue"  – Tuesdays at 6:30pm, Sept. 22 & 29. Online via Zoom & Facebook Live. Register at - Zoom meeting ID: 970 7036 8185 or (in Spanish at

Love Across Borders
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Read more from WGST Faculty:

Books & Book Chapters:

Recently Published Articles:

Book Release Reception:

Decolonizing Latinx Masculinities
10/22/20 | 4 - 5:30 p.m. | Zoom link available with RSVP

Speakers: Kristie Soares, Lau Malaver, Alejandra Portillos, Nick Villanueva, Wayne Freeman, JM Rivera and Sergio Macias
Moderator: Arturo J. Aldama

Aldama y Aldama  In this online book reception, hosted by the Latin American Studies Center at the University of Colorado, Boulder, contributors to Decolonizing Latinx Masculinities (edited by Arturo J Aldama and Frederick Luis Aldama) will share perspectives on masculinities and dialogue on their work.

Latinx hypersexualized lovers or kingpin predators pulsate from our TVs, smartphones, and Hollywood movie screens. Tweets from the executive office brand Latinxs as bad-hombre hordes and marauding rapists and traffickers. A-list Anglo historical figures like Billy the Kid haunt us with their toxic masculinities. These are the themes creatively explored by the eighteen contributors in Decolonizing Latinx Masculinities.

Together they explore how legacies of colonization and capitalist exploitation and oppression have created toxic forms of masculinity that continue to suffocate our existence as Latinxs. And while the authors seek to identify all cultural phenomena that collectively create reductive, destructive, and toxic constructions of masculinity that traffic in misogyny and homophobia, they also uncover the many spaces—such as Xicanx-Indígena languages, trans and two-spirit empowerment, female masculinities, resistant food cultures, music performances, and queer Latinx rodeo practices—where Latinx communities can and do exhale healing masculinities.

With unity of heart and mind, the creative and the scholarly, Decolonizing Latinx Masculinities opens wide its arms to all non-binary, decolonial masculinities today to grow a stronger, resilient, and more compassionate new generation of Latinxs tomorrow.

Register here.


Past Events:

CISC CISC's Latinx Stories: Triumph, Joy and Success – Tuesday, September 22 at 5pm. Including a watch party followed by a live Q&A session facilitated by one of our featured storytellers.

If you have any additional links to share, or Latinx artists we should know about, please email them to us at!