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Phase I, Latinx Challenges for Racial Equity - Greensboro, NC

Latino Challenges Workshop

The UNC Greensboro’s University Libraries, in collaboration with the Racial Equity Institute, will host the award-winning Latino Challenges Workshop on the weekend of September 29-30. Registrants should plan on being on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro at 9 AM on Saturday, September 29. The workshop will be held in the Associated Campus Ministries building in room 214.

Latino Challenges is a two-day workshop for people who live in or work with Latino communities interested in ending racial disparities in our institutions and working together for social justice. Participants will engage in a critical analysis of how racism dis-empowers Latinos, hindering both individual well-being and community development. The workshop will examine how Latinos have been racialized in the US, as well as the cultural backdrop of race and racism in Latin America that shapes our layered identity today. At the same time, the workshop will explore how our particular cultures, identities and histories of struggle are vital sources of strength for individuals and families of Latin American origin in the United States. Further, the workshop will directly address how racism is used as a wedge between Latinos and African Americans and undermines anti-racism movement.

About the Trainers: The workshop is lead by Dr. Raúl Quiñones-Rosado and María I. Reinat-Pumarejo, Latino community educators and antiracism organizers for over 25 years. In their work throughout the United States, in Puerto Rico, and internationally, they apply the principles and practices of consciousness-in-action, antiracism organizing, and integral transformative leadership. María is Founder, Director and Senior Organizer of Colectivo Ilé, and is a Core Trainer with The People’s Institute for Survival & Beyond. Raúl, Trainer-Consultant and Director of Latino Affairs for the Racial Equity Institute, is a liberation psychologist and author of Consciousness-in-Action: Toward an Integral Psychology of Liberation & Transformation.

This workshop is open to the general public and to UNC Greensboro faculty, staff and students. This is a two day workshop and attendees must be present both days in entirety. Parking on campus in the Walker Deck will be included as well as a continental breakfast, boxed lunch and snacks. There is a $50 registration fee for non UNCG affiliated participants. Registration is limited at 40 participants.

Please fill out the registration below. A registration form must be completed for each participant to confirm your spot. Payment must be received for non UNCG affiliated participants to confirm your spot.
Make checks payable to UNC Greensboro University Libraries (memo: Latino Challenges Workshop)
Please mail payment to:
University Libraries
Attn: Jennifer Hohn
PO Box 26170
Greensboro, NC 27402

For questions, dietary restrictions or other special accommodations, please contact Jennifer Hohn at 336-334-3418 or