Decolonizing HSIs: Moving from Theory to Practice
Gina A. Garcia
Thurs, Jan 17th, 6 PM
This session will focus on moving theoretical ideas about how to best serve Latinx and other marginalized students at Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs) into practice. Garcia argues that in order for HSIs to achieve equitable outcomes and experiences for students, they must first acknowledge the “coloniality of power” that prevents students from succeeding. In this talk, Dr. Garcia will break down the nine dimensions of the framework, and how to implement these ideas into practice. Dr. Gina Ann Garcia is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Administrative and Policy Studies at the University of Pittsburgh.