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Latinx Community

Bienvenidos to the information hub for LMU’s Latinx Community.

LMU is committed to prioritizing the success of students, staff, and faculty from historically underrepresented and marginalized communities. One step in this mission is to increase access to the resources, groups and programs that can facilitate a greater sense of inclusion and belonging for all members of the LMU community who identify as Latine, Latinx, Latina, Latino or Hispanic.   

This is a space for members of the Latinx community to continue to build connections, mentor and support one another, advance career and educational opportunities, and help community members thrive at LMU.

Celebrate Latinx Heritage Month, Sept. 15-Oct. 15

Latina/o/x/e Heritage Month (Sept. 15-Oct. 15) celebrates the culture and traditions of U.S. residents with cultural ties to Latin America. While we celebrate our culture all year long, join our month of events to celebrate and be in community. Students, staff, and faculty are all welcome.

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Links and locations will be updated as they become available.

Pub Night Nadia Kim: Immigrant Women and the Fight for Environmental Justice in LA
Thursday, Sept. 13 | 5:30-7 p.m. | Von der Ahe Family Suite

Latine Heritage Month Bienvenida kickoff 
Thursday, Sept. 15 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Palm Quad

CLSS at Wellness Wednesday + Grupo Folklorico Performance
Wednesday, Sept. 21 | Alumni Mall

CLSS Feed the Hungry Volunteer
Thursday, Sept. 22 | 11 a.m. | Sacred Heart Chapel

On the Verge Luciana Abait Artist Reception
Saturday, Sept. 24 | 1-3 p.m. | Laband Art Gallery

Latine/Queer Students Art Exhibit
Sept. 26-30 | Hannon Library First Floor

The Latinx Borderlands: Heterotopic Saints and Lived Religion
Tuesday, Sept. 27 | 4-5 p.m. | Ahmanson 1000

Duality and Identity/Latine Discussion
Thursday, Sept. 29 | 4 p.m.-5 p.m. | Von Der Ahe 190


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Justice on Tap: Dr. Fernando Guerra, Director of the Thomas and Dorothy Leavey Center for the Study of Los AngelesThursday, Oct. 6 | 7 p.m.-8 p.m. | St. Robert's Auditorium

Stretch Out Toxic Masculinity with DIY Slime
Tuesday, Oct. 4 | 4 p.m-5 p.m. | Sork Terrace

Futbol Against Homophobia Soccer Tournament
Saturday, Oct. 8 | 10 a.m-2 p.m. | Drollinger Field (RSVP Required)

"No Small Dreams" - New Story Nonprofit Org Documentary and Q&A
Monday, Oct. 10 | 6 p.m-7:30 p.m. | St. Robert's Auditorium

Financial Literacy Workshop for Students
Wednesday, Oct. 12 | 7 p.m.-8 p.m. |  Von Der Ahe 190

LMU vs. UCLA Soccer Tailgate
Friday, Oct. 14 | 6 p.m. |  Sullivan Field

Misa de Herencia followed by Reception
Sunday, Oct. 16 | 12:30 p.m. |  Sacred Heart Chapel

Recommended Reads

The librarians and staff of the William H. Hannon Library have curated the following recommended books for celebrating and/or learning. Want to explore more titles? Check out the full list at LMU Library Staff Picks.

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Angelitos: A Graphic Novel

By Ilan Stavans and Santiago Cohen

A fictional retelling drawing on autobiographical elements to tell the real life story of Alejandro García Durán de Lara, popularly known as Padre Chinchachoma.

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Bless Me, Ultima

By Rudolfo Anaya

A coming-of-age classic and the bestselling Chicano novel of all time that follows a young boy as he questions his faith and beliefs.


Leading Latino Talent to Champion Innovation

By Vinny Caraballo, Greg McLaughlin and Heidi McLaughlin

A study on how Latino culture in the United States views, defines, and can help lead innovation. 

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The Hacienda

By Isabel Cañas

Mexican Gothic meets Rebecca in this debut supernatural suspense novel, set in the aftermath of the Mexican War of Independence, about a remote house, dark secrets, and the woman pulled into their clutches.

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My Broken Language: A Memoir

by Quiara Alegría Hudes

An inspired exploration of home, family, memory, and belonging, narrated by the obsessed girl who fought to become an artist so she could capture the world she loved in all its wild and delicate beauty.

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A Journey Around Our America

By Louis G. Mendoza

A personal account one man traveling the country in search of a deeper, broader understanding of what it means to be Latino in the United States. 

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Finding Latinx: In Search of the Voices Redefining Latino Identity

By Paola Ramos

This work chronicles how "Latinx" has given rise to a sense of collectivity and solidarity among Latinos unseen in this country for decades.

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Unforgetting: A Memoir of Family, Migration, Gangs, and Revolution in the Americas

By Roberto Lovato

A journalistic memoir exploring the violence that shaped generations of the author’s impoverished Salvadoran family, connecting today's immigration crisis to the realities of everyday families.

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Chicana/o and Latina/o Fiction: The New Memory of Latinidad

By Ylce Irizarry

A critical analysis that privileges the stories Chicanas/os and Latinas/os remember about themselves rather than the stories of those subjugating them.

Latinx Affinity Groups

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Latino Alumni Association

The LMU Latino Alumni Association (LAA) continues to provide much-needed scholarship support, professional networking and mentorship opportunities to future generations of Latino leaders.

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Latinx Faculty Association

The LMU Latinx Faculty Association is an open group, bringing together Latinx-identifying faculty members and allied colleagues from across the campus for collaboration, professional support, and advocacy.

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Latinx Staff Association

The Latinx Staff Association is committed to fostering a community where diversity can thrive, be empowered, and celebrated; and enhancing professional opportunities, increasing awareness, and active participation for members.

Featured Programs

Chicana/o and Latina/o Studies

Chicano Studies Mural

An interdisciplinary department with a focus on literature, cultural studies, history, and political science, Chicana/o and Latina/o Studies examines the intersections of race, gender, sexuality, class, and places the experiences of US Latina/os at the center of this analysis. Learn more about Chicana/o and Latina/o Studies.

Chicano Latino Student Services


Chicano Latino Student Services (CLSS) works to foster and enhance the academic and personal success of Latina/o students. In addition, it strives to educate the campus about Latina/o issues and the ethnic diversity represented within the community. Learn more about CLSS.