HKS Reflects on Latinx Heritage Month

HKS Reflects on Latinx Heritage Month


Latinx Heritage Month, or Hispanic Heritage Month (official

government designation), recognizes and honors the histories, cultures, and

contributions of Americans whose ancestors came from Latin America.

At the Harvard Kennedy School, we would like to recognize

the contributions of our Latinx students, staff, and faculty. Through policy

journals, speaker series, teaching, and research, they have contributed—and

continue to contribute—to the learning and growth of our community.

Our Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging (ODIB) has

compiled resources, articles, and stories in reflection of Latinx Heritage

Month. We’ll continue to share these resources and elevate Latinx voices on the

blog between now and October 15.

Select HKS Student Journal Articles

Resilience and Reconciliation: The 2022 volume of the Journal of Hispanic Policy explores

the socioeconomic inequities highlighted by the pandemic, stories of

perseverance in the Latinx community, and opportunities for bold and visionary

policy reform. 

Intersection of Immigration, Journalism, Politics, Power,

and the Latinx Community: Leticia Rojas interviews Latina Journalist Maria Hinojosa to discuss topics at

the intersection of immigration, journalism, politics, power, and the Latinx


Pain to Power: Listen to a podcast interview with then-Mayor of

Topeka, Kansas (and current MC/MPA student)

Michelle De La Isla. Learn about Michelle’s journey from New

York to the Mayoral office in Topeka, including her upbringing, her views on diversity,

and leadership lessons she has learned on her path to becoming Mayor.