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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
- De Colores
- El Espejo Mentoring Program
- Grupo Folklórico de LMU
- Latinx Business Association
- Latinx Student Union
- La Raza de Loyola
- LMU Latinx Theology and Ministry
- MEChA de LMU
- SFTV Students of Color Organization
- Sigma Lambda Gamma - Alpha Beta chapter
- Sigma Lambda Beta International Fraternity, Inc.
- Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers
- Spanish Club de LMU
Chicana/o and Latina/o Studies
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.
- Latinx/Hispanic: Identity and Cultural Dimensions
- National Latin@ Network
- Latinx Chicanx Center for Advocacy and Student Affairs (La CASA)
- MALDEF: The Latino Legal Voice for Civil Rights in America
- Therapy for Latinx
- Latinx Therapy
- Behavioral Health Equity: Hispanic/Latino
- Compartiendo Esperanza: There is no health without mental health
- Each mind matters: Latino communities
- LULAC’s Latinos Living Healthy (LLH)