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Did you know that Latina/os are one of the largest groups of people in the US? In this GEM, learn about Latina/os inclusion in the workplaces and in 10 meaningful minutes earn your digital badge.

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Are you aware that Latina/os are one of the largest groups of people in the US? Yet, Latina/os often feel marginalized in the workplace because of their identity. This course defines common terminology and how it should be used, explains why being Latina/o is both a political and racial identity, examines statistics related to Latina/o people, and identifies ways to create an inclusive working environment that supports Latina/o employees. By completing this GEM, you will be able to:

  • Explore how and when to use appropriate terminology for Latina/os.

  • Define why being Latina/o is both a political and racial identity.

  • Examine the statistics related to Latina/o and use them to dispel common myths.

  • Identify ways to create an inclusive working environment that is supportive to Latina/o employees.

  • Add an exclusive credential to LinkedIn and other platforms.

GEM Contributor

Executive Director of HSI Initiatives and Inclusion, Metropolitan State University of Denver

Dr. Manuel Del Real

Dr. Manuel Del Real is the Executive Director of HSI Initiatives and Inclusion at the Metropolitan State University of Denver. He directs and promotes strategies and operations aimed at ensuring MSU Denver continues to be a Hispanic serving institution. As part of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, he works to promote the ongoing development of an equitable and inclusive campus community that nurtures learning and growth for all its members.
Dr. Del Real was born and raised on the northside of Denver, Colorado, and attended Denver public schools. He received his BA in French, Psychology, and Spanish and MA in Higher Education with a focus on Diversity in Organizations from the University of Denver. He received his PhD in Education with a focus on Higher Education and Social Justice from Iowa State University.
As a critical social justice scholar practitioner, Dr. Del Real is committed to promoting access, diversity, equity, and inclusion in higher education. As a student affairs practitioner for over 12 years, he has effectively led initiatives focusing on underrepresented populations and increasing postsecondary access and success. As a former faculty member, he taught courses on curriculum and instruction, ethnicity in the media, and Chicanx history and culture. His scholarly interests center on race, gender, and sexuality, specifically focusing on Greek-letter organizations and Latino males in higher education.

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