Hispanic Heritage Month, Sept. 15 through Oct. 15

Did you know that according to the 2020 census, Latinos are 20% of the U.S. population, triple what they were in 1980, the first time Latinos were counted? The more than 60 million Latinos in the U.S. today live in every single state, and more than 1 million of them live in 10 states, with the most populous states leading the way. Within a few decades, Latinos will make up nearly one-third of the population.

Johns Hopkins Medicine is excited to take part in the monthlong celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. From Sept. 15 through Oct. 15, we will honor and recognize Hispanic faculty and staff members, students and trainees, patients and community partners, whose daily actions and contributions make Johns Hopkins a better place for all.

One of the activities we are most excited to bring you is a 90-minute discussion with Laura E. Gómez, professor of law, sociology, and Chicana/Chicano studies at UCLA and author of Inventing Latinos.

Inventing Latinos: Systemic Racism and the Origins of the Anti-Latino Racial Logic. Tuesday, Sept. 28, noon to 1:30 p.m.

Please register here.

Join the Johns Hopkins Medicine's Office of Diversity, Inclusion and Health Equity and Hopkins' Familia Employee Resource Group (ERG) to hear Dr. Gómez explain how the common sense of anti-Latino racism became recognizable as part of the American racial cosmology. That story includes explaining why Latinos became a distinctive racial category over the past five decades and how to place this moment in historical context. It includes placing anti-Latino racism into the broader context of anti–African American racism and white supremacy in America.