Latinidad and STEM: Navigating the Landscape

September 15, 2022
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Instituto Cervantes
Instituto Cervantes, West Ohio Street, Chicago, IL, USA

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How do Latine people negotiate their various identities while navigating the STEM world? What methods can we employ to imagine a different STEM landscape–one that is free from the barriers that Latine people face in STEM? How can we foster transformative, critical thinkers within the Latine/x community to best equip them with the challenges they will face should they choose to pursue STEM?


We recognize that Latine people are not a monolith: The Latine identity exists at an intersection between race, nationality, ethnicity, gender, and so on. Moreover, we recognize the many critiques of the term ‘Latino’, the very subject of ‘Latinidad’, or Latino-ness. Further, we understand that these rejections seek to embrace nuance by inviting minoritized identities (Black/Indigenous) into the conversation. We understand that using these pan-ethnic labels creates problematic consequences as they seek to create a monolith of people, both culturally and politically. It is then vital to create spaces where resources among these groups can be leveraged within STEM, and where critical conversations around identity and the role it plays in the STEM world can be held. Join us as we continue the conversation about what it means to navigate the STEM landscape as a Latine person and how we can move forward with the barriers that exist in mind.

Event Details

Thursday, September 15th, 2022 from 6:00pm-8:30pm CT, in person at Instituto Cervantes and Live streaming on Facebook Live and C2ST YouTube TV!

Pre-Networking begins with 6:00pm until 6:30pm CT! The panel discussion will be live streamed from 6:30-7:30pm, followed by a brief post-networking reception.

In-person address:

31 W Ohio St, Chicago, IL 60654.

This program will be hosted in person at The Instituto Cervantes . C2ST will work with our partners to ensure that COVID protocols put in place by the CDC, and the city at large, are followed and well-communicated. COVID protocols, and any other emergent information will be emailed to all registrants the week of the program.

Parking Options:

Patrons of the Instituto Cervantes may park for up to 12 hours in the parking garage located within the Grand Plaza building. There is a garage entrance directly adjacent to the Instituto Cervantes lobby on Ohio St., as well as block south on Grand Ave. $12 with validation from the center.

In addition to the parking in the building, the garage directly across the street from the center offers a rate of $10 for up to 16 hours. There are garage entrances on Ontario St. and Ohio St., between State and Dearborn. Go to for more details.

Please Note: For both of these parking options, you will need to request a validation ticket at the Instituto. Please specify which garage you are parked in when requesting the validation.

*The Instituto Cervantes is not responsible for lost or damaged tickets or duration of special rates.


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