Latine—Wait, or is it supposed to be Hispanic, Latino, Latinx or Chicano? (Dr. Jerry Garcia, Daniel Padron, S1, Ep 16)
Dr. Jerry Garcia is a professor at Texas Christian University with expertise in teaching Chicano/Latino Studies, US History, and Mexican History. He was previously the Vice President for Educational Programs at Sea Mar Museum, where he curated the new Sea Mar Museum of Chicano/a/Latino/a Culture in Seattle, WA. His deep commitment to promoting education, diversity, and inclusion has made a positive impact on the educational landscape and beyond.
Daniel Joaquin Padron is a Community Health Educator in Spokane, WA. As a first-generation college graduate with a degree in Public Health, he is passionate about promoting health equity and social justice for underserved communities. He has experience working with low socioeconomic status populations and resettling refugees.
After listening to this episode you will be able to:
- Explain the experience of growing up in a small town and the challenges of navigating identity
- Describe the historical roots of the terms Hispanic, Latino, Latinx, and Chicano and how they evolved over time
- List the different factors that contribute to the use of certain terminology, including politics, culture, and personal preference
- Review how the terms reflect self-determination and autonomy in defining one’s own identity
- Explore the intersectionality of identity and the importance of recognizing and respecting diverse experiences within the Hispanic/Latinx community
- Discuss the implications of using certain terminology in society and the importance of staying informed and culturally sensitive.