Latina Community 'Voces'

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Two Latina girls stand near papers prompting them to think about representation. One bends down to write with a marker on the poster paper. The other stands and watches. Both have long dark hair and are middle school age.
Students write answers to a question about Latina representation in museums as part of their exploration in the Latina Community Voces project.

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Brightly colored notes show Spanish words and phrases written in response to a prompt as part of the Latina Community Voices project.
Brightly colored notes show Spanish words and phrases written in response to a prompt as part of the Latina Community Voces project.


On view
Apr 12, 2022 to Jul 9, 2022
Lower Level, Hood Classroom

Latina Community 'Voces' amplifies Latina/x girls’ voices through a multimodal exhibit that represents the varied cultures, languages, and histories of local Latinx communities co-created in partnership with Girls Go for It! (GGFI), the College of Education, and Krannert Art Museum.

The exhibit makes intentional and explicit efforts to recognize Latina/x girls and afford representation of their histories, stories, languages, and cultures in humanizing and empowering ways. Latina/x girls worked together to imagine, design, and curate an exhibit that represents and honors their aspirations, hopes, and stories. In turn, visitors will gain opportunities to build cross-cultural understandings, relationships, and solidarity with Latina/x girls.


Artists' Description | Written by particpants

Somos un grupo de mujeres Latinas that have created a great friendship. We came together and created this exhibit so the people can get to know us and our community.  En este exhibit tenemos una pared con language sayings or dichos. We also have a table que contiene un community map. También tenemos un music playlist donde contiene nuestra música Latina. Y por último creamos un recording de un snack-off. ¡Esperamos que lo disfruten!



Project Leaders

Catherine Dornfeld Tissenbaum, Curriculum and Instruction (Education); Mónica González Ybarra, Curriculum and Instruction (Education); Idalia Nuñez, Curriculum and Instruction (Education); Kelly O’Neill, Girls Go For It! (Community Collaborator); Cynthia Bruno, Girls Go For It! (Community Collaborator)

Coordinator at Krannert Art Museum

Kamila Glowacki, Interim Manager of Education

Created in partnership with Girls Go for It! (GGFI), a local nonprofit community organization that hosts professional leadership experiences for girls, and Krannert Art Museum (KAM) to increase visibility of Latina/x girls’ experiences and promote equitable, authentic representation of Communities of Color in public spaces

Funded in part by the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion through the Call to Action to Address Racism & Social Injustice Research Program, 2021-2022

decorative image shows swirling clouds over a deep blue sky. Text says "rest lab 2023" with details about the exhibition
  1. Jan 24, 2023 to Feb 11, 2023