Resources

Journal Sponsored by the Latinx Caucus

Latinx Writing and Rhetoric Studies is the professional journal for the college scholar-teacher interested in both national and international literacy events dealing with Latinx Communities, Diaspora, and Identity and Cultural Practices. LWRS publishes articles about literature, rhetoric-composition, critical theory, creative writing theory and pedagogy, linguistics, literacy, reading theory, pedagogy, and professional issues related to the teaching and creation of Latinx epistemologies. Issues may also include review essays. Contributions may work across traditional field boundaries; authors represent the full range of institutional types.

Latinx Caucus Listserv

We have a listserv where we exchange news, ask and answer questions, share concerns, provide mentorship, and create a sense of community between our members. If you would like to join, email the listserv administrator Alexandra Hidalgo at hidalgo5@msu.edu.

Latinx Caucus Activism

The Latinx Caucus prides itself on a long history of activism. Since 1968, the Latinx Caucus has been on the frontlines of social activist initiatives that have sought to insure the success of Latinx members within NCTE and CCCC alike. Such activism has led into the direct creation of several committees such as the Committee Against Racism and Bias and of the Latinx Caucus itself.

One of the core issues that a large number of our caucus has supported is the implementation of Ethnic Studies in K–12 classrooms. We firmly believe that education is a vehicle of empowerment, no matter one’s race or ethnicity, but we also believe that empowerment is obtained through purposeful and meaningful education.

NCTE Position Statement in Support of Ethnic Studies Initiatives in K-12 Curricula by Christina Cedillo, Alexandra Hidalgo, and  Iris Ruiz.

NCTE Position Statement in Support of Ethnic Studies Initiatives in K-12 Curricula Date: October 31, 2015ent/ethnic-studies-k12-curr/

The Latin@ Caucus Taking Action by Iris Ruiz, featuring a video by Alexandra Hidalgo

A Visual Argument by Ethnic Studies by Alexandra Hidalgo

Writing and Working for Change: A Digital Archive of Social Activism by Teachers of NCTE/CCCC is a project co-directed by Samantha Blackmon, Cristina Kirklighter, and Steve Parks that responds to the need to both preserve and expand access to records documenting the collective work of English teachers as a way of supporting NCTE’s commitment to social justice and equality.