latinx heritage month


Author Xochitl-Julisa Bermejo and her book, Posada: Offerings of Witness and Refuge
Deborah Spector, August 16, 2022

Xochitl-Julisa Bermejo is author of Posada: Offerings of Witness and Refuge (Sundress Publications 2016). A former Steinbeck Fellow and Poets & Writers California Writers Exchange winner, most recently, her poem, “Battlegrounds” was featured at and On Being’s Poetry Unbound.

Author Donna Barba Higuera and her books - Lupe Wong Won't Dance, The Last Cuentista and El Cucuy is Scared Too!
Llyr Heller, August 12, 2022

Donna Barba Higuera grew up in a tiny desert town in central California surrounded by agricultural and oil fields. Rather than wrangling dust devils, she’d spend recess squirreled away in the janitor’s closet with a good book.

Author Natalia Molina and her latest book, A Place at the Nayarit
Daryl M., July 28, 2022

Natalia Molina is a Distinguished Professor in the Department of American Studies and Ethnicity at the University of Southern California.

Cristian Castelo and his zine, Wild
Angi Brzycki, October 18, 2021

Cristian Castelo is a cartoonist operating out of Daly City, California. He has been self-publishing his series Wild for a couple of years now, which he has slung at comic festivals like Seattle Short Run, Comics Art LA/Brooklyn, and the Vancouver Art Book Fair.

Oscar Zeta  Acosta, Las Vegas 1971
Daniel Tures, October 13, 2021

One of the most colorful figures of the Chicano Movement of the late 60s and early 70s was Oscar Zeta Acosta, a.k.a. the Brown Buffalo. A radical, hard-living lawyer and activist, Acosta helped lead the East L.A.

Alicia Maher holding a plate of pupusas in her kitchen
Hilda Guerrero, September 29, 2021

El Salvador, affectionately called el pulgarcito de America (the little thumb of America) due to its status as the smallest country in Central America, doesn’t usually receive the recognition it deserves, especially not in the culinary sphere.

Zine author, Suemi Guerra and her zine, Suicidal Goldfish
Angi Brzycki, September 29, 2021

Suemi Guerra is an educator and zinemaker. She is also the author of the fictional zine, Suicidal Goldfish. She is currently working on the fiction zine Las Fakes.

Collage of Latinx movies
Hilda Guerrero, September 24, 2021

Cinema, like every other form of artistic expression, is a mirror for the society in which it is born. Each cinematic experience offering a glimpse into the world of the Ajeno, the world of another.

Antonio Sacre talking into a mic
Tina Lernø, September 23, 2021

Antonio Sacre tells stories. His tales of growing up bilingually in a Cuban and Irish-American household have inspired children worldwide to gather their own family stories and become storytellers themselves. His stories have been published in award-winning books and audio recordings.

Nathalia and her children albums
Edwin Rodarte, September 23, 2021

Nathalia, a native of Colombia, moved to the US to attend the Berklee College of Music and later began her career as a music therapist and early childhood music educator. Since 2012, she has recorded and released four children’s albums, which were all co-produced and performed by Grammy award winners.