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Intergroup Dialogue Series: Exploring Latino/x Mental Health from a Racial Justice Lens

Exploring Latino/x Mental Health from a Racial Justice Lens is a four-part Intergroup Dialogue Series that offers brave spaces of individual and collective reflection on the influence of sociocultural conditions in Latino/x mental health.



  • Recognize patterns of anti-Blackness and colorism in our daily lives

  • Outline ways in which microaggressions are internalized via our intersectionality

  • Identify aspects of acculturation and assimilation within first and second-generation U.S. Latino/x immigrants

  • Highlight attitudes influenced by marianismo and machismo in our environment

  • Practice Estoy Aqui's Community Care model for continued healing and resistance

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Population: Teens or adults who self-identify as Latinx, Latine, Latino, Afro-Caribbean, Afro-Latinx/e/o, and/or Hispanic

Capacity: 12 participants max

Mode: Virtual or in person, no hybrid mode

Language: English or Spanish

Length: Each circle is 2 hours and a half

  • Circle 1: Anti-Blackness and Colorism

  • Circle 2: Microaggressions

  • Circle 3: Acculturation and Assimilation

  • Circle 4: Marianismo and Machismo

Delivery Options

  • 1 circle daily

  • 1 circle every two days

  • 1 circle per week

  • 1 circle per month

It is recommended to experience the entire series, however, each circle can work as a standalone program