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Diversity and Inclusion Celebrations

Latinx Heritage Month

Latinx Heritage Month, celebrated nationally between September 15 and October 15, gives our Quinnipiac community the opportunity to learn about the rich histories, cultures and contributions of Americans whose ancestry can be traced to more than 20 countries in Latin America, including Mexico, Central and South America, and the Caribbean.

Keynote Event

Lux Burgos Lopez speaks at a podium
Latinx and LGBTQ+: Exploring Intersectionality, Inclusion & Pride

7:00 PM (ET) on October 13, 2021 - 8:15 PM (ET) on October 13, 2021

Join us for an evening lecture by Luz Burgos-Lopez to highlight the intersections of the Latinx and LGBTQ+ community. Luz will discuss the challenges of coming out, the history of the term Latinx, and how we can better support queer Latinx students in higher education.
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Our Community in Action

JT Torress

Professor’s journey back to Cuba

Growing up in the late 1980s early 1990s Miami, JT Torres faced heightened antagonism toward the growing Cuban population.

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Headshot of Jose Riofrio

Professor brings excitement and a passion for teaching both in and outside the classroom

Jose A. Riofrio, an assistant teaching professor of mechanical engineering, provides a challenging, yet exciting, positive and resourceful learning experience for students. Students praise Riofrio for always being willing to help them any time during the day and never failing to respond to emails, calls or text messages.

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Olivia Barrios-Johnson, one of the student organizers of Curl Talk, sits in a chair during a recording of one of the episodes with her hand raised in a fist

Students create platform to share voices of women of color

The university has launched “Curl Talk,” a new series providing women of color a platform to share their voices with the Quinnipiac community — and beyond.

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Matti Colavolpe standing in classroom teaching students with others on smartboard in background

Student hopes to be an advocate for English-language learners

As a teacher, Matti Colavolpe `22, MAT `23 hopes to be an advocate for all students—especially English-language learners. She opposes when such students are labeled “behind” simply because they aren’t fluent in English.

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