Equity and Interdependence Curriculum

2022 Equity and Interdependence Conversations

Next up: Day of the Dead — Reflections of Multivocal LatinX Communities

Nov 30th – 7:00-8:30pm ET / 4:00-5:30pm PT

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Nov 30th’s conversation will be with Oscar Cisneros Magaña & Lupe Cruz from California State University, Chico.

Oscar Cisneros Magaña and Lupe Cruz are students at California State University, Chico, which is newly recognized as one of only 560 Hispanic-serving colleges in the United States. This designation means that 25% of the student body identifies as LatinX. But the little town of Chico (population 100,000) is nothing like the liberal vision of California most might expect, with the surrounding area and even some students not as welcoming to new cultural traditions. Oscar and Lupe set out to create an event that felt like home with authentic foods, music, and traditions that welcomed everyone into celebration of Dia de los Muertos.

In this Equity and Interdependence conversation, we will explore the different identities within the Hispanic/LatinX category that are overlooked by this designation. What misconceptions still linger after thousands of years of crossing borders and blending traditions? How do students who have one foot in the ordinary life of a college student and another in their family’s heritage and traditions find their way in contemporary American society? What can Dia de Los Muertos traditions and altar-building do to bridge the divide?

Topics they will present:

  • Honoring our Ancestors: Building an altar on campus/ building space for empathetic hearts in rural America.
  • Hispanic is not a monolith; Exploring the many voices with LatinX community. Chicano and Oaxacan identities on display.
  • The importance of Mariachi music for this holiday and an expression of cultural pride that travels across borders expressing the feelings of joy and sorrow that are intertwined in life.
  • By the way, Day of the Dead is not just Mexican Halloween.

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iBme’s Equity and Interdependence Conversations are designed to further institutionalize our commitment to our values. Through this yearlong co-learning program, the whole iBme community is invited to explore and engage with monthly themes of equity and interdependence and apply their experiences and perspectives in a diverse learning environment.

iBme’s ecosystem consists of standing committees, working groups, community stakeholders, and our external world. For more information regarding iBme’s ecosystem and collaborative leadership, please visit our Equity and Interdependence Dashboard.

Nov 30th, 2022
Day of the Dead: Reflections of Multivocal LatinX Identities

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Organizing from a Place of Vulnerability. How to Avoid the Savior Complex

Dec 21st, 2021
Leading: Youth-led Advocacy for Undocumented Immigrants

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Honoring: Native and Indigenous Wisdom and Culture

Oct 20th
Cultivating: Our Practice, Our Actions, & Our Hearts

Sep 29th
Accessing: Disability, Illness, and Deeper Understanding

Aug 25th
Liberating: Including the Non-Human World in Our Vision, Values and Actions

July 28th
Centering: Code Switching

June 30th
Loving: Pride in who we are

May 26th
Empowering: We Belong Here

April 28th
Sustaining: Reimagining the Food System

March 31st
Nurturing: Guiding Young People with Care

February 24th
Remembering: Black History Month

January 27th
Grounding: Setting Intentions

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