Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America. Read more
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Who is Hispanic?
Debates over who is Hispanic and who is not have fueled conversations about identity among Americans who trace their heritage to Latin America or Spain. Read more
Being Latino and Hispanic in Dubuque
Posted on July 10, 2020 in Resources & Tools, Stories 0
When we refer to a person as Hispanic or as a Latino, Latina, or Latinx, those terms usually conjure certain expectations and assumptions. But the truth is that there is an immense diversity among these groups. In Dubuque alone, there is an incredible richness in the number of countries, cultures, and traditions that fit under […]
Network Coordinator Update: Reseting Our Lens
By Katrina Neely Farren-Eller, Ph.D.
Quote of the Day: It has been well said that we do not see things as they are, but as we are ourselves. Every man looks through the eyes of his prejudices, of his preconceived notions. Hence, it is the most difficult thing in the world to broaden a man so that he will realize truth […]
The Network at Work: Best Practices in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
The Peer-Learning Council finished the fourth session of Best Practices: “Organizations and Culture.” Participants took a deep dive into implicit and explicit bias and learned how to utilize the D.I.E. model: Describe, Interpret and Evaluate. Understanding these concepts will help us recognize more clearly how our perceptions can be barriers to both ourselves and also […]
I’m a Dubuquer Podcast Series: Farris
Hi, my name is Farris Muhammed. I have a PhD in Education Administration and Policy and have been in Dubuque for two years. Here in Dubuque, I appreciate people’s willingness to engage. A lot of people sacrifice a lot and are involved in a lot of ways, even outside of their professional realm. I’m very […]
‘To talk about DACA, I must talk about families, parents, and supporters.’
To talk about Dreamers, to talk about DACA, I must talk about their families, parents, and supporters. To talk about Dreamers is to talk about butterflies…that migrate in groups…that represent beauty and fluidity that I hope each of us can be more like when we talk about DACA, Dreamers, and their families and supporters. In […]
‘May the same fire that is burning within our Dreamers burn within you’
I stand before you as a person who had the privilege of knowing and working with many young people from either Mexico or Guatemala from 2002 to 2008. These were the years I served as the pastoral administrator of St. Bridget’s in Postville. Yes, I experienced and still feel the trauma of the infamous immigration […]
‘Won’t you be my neighbor?’ Father’s thoughts on recent events
By Jon Aguilar
We shouldn’t have to take a trip to the land of make-believe to envision a world where we love each other.
Not too long ago, I participated in the I’m a Dubuquer campaign–some of Y’all may have heard of it. If you haven’t, go check out www.imadubuquer.com! This project was a joint effort by the Telegraph Herald and Inclusive Dubuque to share what our city looks like; I have been pretty impressed with this initiative so far. […]