Latinx Heritage Month – Panel “Our Story Our Voice” – Berkeley City College

Latinx Heritage Month - Panel "Our Story Our Voice" - Berkeley City College


12:20 pm-1:20 pm

Event Type

“Our Story, Our Voice”

We have invited a number of panelists who have worked to elevate the Latinx experience and use their voice to create space to call out the needs of the Latinx community.

Join us to hear what inspired them to do the work that they do and hear more about their path:

Meet the Panelists

To create space that celebrates the brilliance of womxn of color, Mala Muñoz and Diosa Femme founded Locatora Radio, a bi-weekly podcast to promote and highlight the lives and experience of Latinx femmes through discussion on topics ranging from mental health, art, politics and gender expression.

Self described as Radiophonic Novela, Locatora Radio established “Backyard Travels with Brown Girls”, “Loquitas Anonymous” and run the Locatora Radio newsletter, “Besitos”. Mala Muñoz is Co-founder, Producer and Sound Board Operator while Diosa Femme serves as Co-founder, Producer and Audio Editor.

Founder and CEO of DREAMers Raodmap, Sarahi Espinoza Salamanca was a former undocumented student who once had to drop out of school to support her family. In designing the DREAMers Roadmap, a mobile app platform to help undocumented students navigate the necessary resources to access higher ed, Sarahi’s vision was to help hundreds of students to eliminate barriers to success. Sarahi was recognized as a Champion of Change by the White House in 2014 and was named Forbes “30 under 30” in 2016.

Creator of Fat Chicana Feminist and owner of Dora’s Tiendita, Dora Xochitl Lopez Mata is a first generation immigrant and migrated with her family in 1999 when she was 10 years old.

She identifies as being a fat activist and built a small business and social media presence to represent her roots and experiences that has led down a path to growth, pride, and love beyond superficiality.

Celebrated nationally from September 15 to October 15, the Latinx Heritage Month celebrates the rich cultures, histories and traditions of the more than 62 million Latinx living in the United States representing more than 20 countries across the world. Berkeley City College recognizes and elevates the histories and stories of resistance in the anniversaries of independence for Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua on September 15 as well as Mexico’s independence on September 16 and Chile’s independence on September 18th.

To register: Wednesday Oct.13th-Panel “Our Story Our Voice”


Online Art showcase

In celebration of Latinx Heritage Month, Berkeley City College will be hosting an Online Art Exhibit. All students, faculty and staff are invited to submit their art work by Tuesday October 5th. Submissions should include your full name, good quality digital images, the title of the art, medium, dimensions and art work descriptions.

Call for submissions deadline: October 5th

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