In spring 2021, Rosa Amador, then a University of Wisconsin-Madison undergraduate student, and Professor Theresa Delgadillo, Mujeres Talk and Latinx Talk co-founder, came up with the idea of developing a Mini-Reader for the Latinx Talk site organized around the topic of “Latinx and Black Lives.”

Mini-Readers offer a curated selection of essays and creative work previously published on our site and our predecessor site, Mujeres Talk, on specific themes and topics, followed by a set of discussion questions relevant to the readings. We hope these resources contribute to growing knowledge in and of Latinx Studies, expanding dialogues on critical issues, and turning ideas into praxis.

In spring 2022, students in Professor Kevin Escudero’s Latinx Digital Humanities course designed group projects to enhance the resources available on the Latinx Talk site. As part of this work, Jared Cetz, Naomi Gutierrez, Ren L[i]u, and Miya Matsuishi, Brown University undergraduate students, came up with the idea of creating brief podcasts aimed at a high school student audience to accompany the Mujeres Talk and Latinx Talk publications included in the Mini-Reader.

[Perhaps here add a brief intro to the mini-readers podcasts (as a tool and what your all’s intended use for them is)].


The complete mini-reader on Latinx and Black Lives by Rosa Amado and Theresa Delgadillo can be accessed here.

Mini-Reader Audio Files

On the Colonial Legacy of U.S. Universities and the Transcendence of Your Resistance by Oriel María Su (podcast by Ren L[i]u)


Expanding the Dialogues: Afro-Latinx Feminisms by Petra Rivera-Rideau, Omaris Z. Zamora, Sandy Plácido, and Dixa Ramirez (podcast by Naomi Gutierrez)


Moral Panic! At Halftime: Legacies of the Latin Boom Meet Gendered and Regional Latinidades by María Elena Cepeda (podcast by Miya Matsuishi)



Mini-Reader Audio Transcripts


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