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Latina/o/x Studies

Celebrando Latina/o/x heritage

Latinx in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math)

Notable Latinx:

  • Ellen Ochoa - NASA Astronaut
  • Jaime Escalante - Educator
  • Adriana Ocampo - Geologist
  • Dr. Carlos Finlay - Epidemiologist

Cal Poly Pomona Resources: 

  • Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) - "SHPE changes lives by empowering the Hispanic community to realize its fullest potential and to impact the world through STEM awareness, access, support and development."
  • Femineer - "The Femineer Program was created and funded by Cal Poly Pomona’s College of Engineering in 2013 to inspire additional females to pursue STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) in their education and career."

Latinx in Law, Politics, and Activism

Cesar Chavez

American labor leader, community organizer, and civil rights avtivist. Co-founded the National Farm Workers Association, later known as the United Farm Workers labor union.

Sonia Sotomayor

Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States of America

Dolores Huerta

A labor leader and civil rights activist. Co-founded the National Farm Workers Association, later known as the United Farm Workers labor union.

Sal Castro

American educator and activist known for his role in the 1968 East Los Angeles student walkouts, protesting inequalities in the Los Angeles Unified School District.

Image from Los Angeles Public Library

Rigoberta Menchu

Guatemalan indigenous feminist and human rights activist.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

U.S. Representative for New York's 14th congressional district

Oscar Zeta Acosta

American attorney, politician, novelist and activist. Acosta assisted and participated in the Chicano Movement. He wrote a number of books including The Autobiography of the Brown Buffalo (1972) and The Revolt of the Cockroach People (1973).

Latinx in the Arts

Belkis Ayón (Cuba)

Artist who was known to specialize in collography.

Chavela Vargas (Mexico)

Costa-Rican born, Mexican musician with a powerful voice.

Yellow album cover with white image outlining the country of Ecuador.

Mala Fama (Ecuador)

Musician who combines symbols of indigenous culture with futuristic/experimental sound.

Daymé Arocena (Cuba)

Musician who combines native Cuban traditions with Soul sensibilities. See her Tiny Desk Concert from NPR.

Rakta (Brazil)

Rakta is a band from Brazil that combines The Cure-like guitar with a mystical ambiance.

Pobvio (Uruguay)

Electronic, experimental, club music from Uruguay.