Latinx Resources

The resources below are not endorsed or affiliated with County College of Morris or the Office of Counseling & Student Success. They have been compiled for your convenience to connect with, learn about, and celebrate the diversity within our community and our country. If you find any of the resources as outdated or if you would like additional information, please contact:

Tannia Dominguez in Counseling Services
tdominguez@ccm.edu, (973) 328-5140

Bilingual (Spanish/English) Resources

Arbor Counseling Centers, LLC

Grace Montes

220 Lenox Ave, Suite 201, Office #5

(908) 481-3883

Clarity & Balance Therapy

Natalie Ponsoda

149 S Euclid Ave

Westfield, NJ 07090

(908) 484-9906

Family Intervention Services

20 Vanderhoof Avenue

Rockaway, NJ  07866

(973) 586-5243

Full Heart Recovery, LLC

Mario Dartayet-Rodriguez

543 Valley Rd, Suite 6

Montclair, NJ 07043

(973) 744-9139

Infinite Hope Bilingual Counseling Center

Veronica Gil

2 Gold Mine Rd, 2nd Floor

Mount Olive Township, NJ 07828

(862) 307-9736

Paola Peters Psychotherapy, LLC

Paola Peters

2204 Morris Ave, L1-A

Union, NJ 07083

(908) 206-4608

Resolve Community Counseling Center

Lidia D Abrams

1830 Front St

Scotch Plains, NJ 07076

(908) 365-1160

Serenity Wellness and Therapy

Kaity Rodriguez

105 Grove St, Suite 16-2

Montclair, NJ 07042

(862) 902-2963

Yes Counseling

Yessenia Guglielmi

147 Columbia Turnpike, Suite 307

Florham Park, NJ 07932

(201) 331-6352

 

Websites

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI)

“For 40 years, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) has forged a critical pathway to Developing the Next Generation of Latino Leaders®, creating a transformative and lasting Impact on Latino youth and our nation.”

https://chci.org/about-us/#about-history

Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU)

“In 1992, HACU led the effort to convince Congress to formally recognize campuses with high Hispanic enrollment as federally designated HSIs and to begin targeting federal appropriations to those campuses. HACU’s conferences and special events each year provide a vital platform for advocacy, information, collaboration, and recognition.”

https://www.hacu.net/hacu/default.asp

Hispanic Heritage Foundation (HHF)

“Established by the White House in 1987, the Hispanic Heritage Foundation (HHF) is an award-winning nonprofit that identifies, inspires, prepares and positions Latino leaders in the classroom, community and workforce to meet America’s priorities. LOFT leadership and workforce development program is divided into 10 “Tracks,” or industries, which are priorities for America, including Innovation & Technology, Science & Healthcare, Engineering, Finance, Entrepreneurship, Education, Public Service, Law, Media & Entertainment, and Latinas.”

http://hispanicheritage.org/about/our-history/

Latino Justice PRLDEF

“Through advocacy and litigation, Latino Justice PRLDEF has profoundly improved the way Latinos are treated in U.S. society, working to ensure that they have more opportunities for political, economic, social and educational equality.”

http://latinojustice.org/about/history/

League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC)

“The mission of the League of United Latin American Citizens is to advance the economic condition, educational attainment, political influence, housing, health and civil rights of the Hispanic population of the United States.”

https://lulac.org

Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF)

“MALDEF strives to implement programs that are structured to bring Latinos into the mainstream of American political and socio-economic life; providing better educational opportunities; encouraging participation in all aspects of society; and offering a positive vision for the future. Unique to MALDEF is an approach that combines advocacy, educational outreach, and litigation strategies to achieve socio-economic change.”

http://www.maldef.org/about/mission/index.html

NALEO Education Fund

“NALEO is nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that facilitates Latino participation in American process. NALEO Educational Fund provides national leadership on key issues that affect Latino participation in our political process, including immigration and naturalization, voting rights, election reform, the Census and the appointment of qualified Latinos to top executive and judicial positions.”

http://www.naleo.org/about

National Latino Behavioral Health Association (NLBHA)

“The National Latino Behavioral Health Association (NLBHA) was established to fill a need for a unified national voice for Latino populations in the behavioral health arena and to bring attention to the great disparities that exist in areas of access, utilization, practice-based research and adequately trained personnel.”

http://www.nlbha.org

UNIDOS US

“UNIDOS US serve the Hispanic community through our research, policy analysis, and state and national advocacy efforts, as well as in our program work in communities nationwide. And we partner with a national network of nearly 300 Affiliates across the country to serve millions of Latinos in the areas of civic engagement, civil rights and immigration, education, workforce and the economy, health, and housing.”

https://www.unidosus.org/about-us/

United States Hispanic Leadership Institute (USHLI)

“USHLI is a Chicago-based national, nonprofit, nonpartisan, tax-exempt organization, and a member of the Board of Directors of HACR, the Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility, and NHLA, the National Hispanic Leadership Agenda. Since May 1982, USHLI has worked to empower the Latino community and similarly disenfranchised groups by promoting education, leadership development, unity, and non-partisan civic participation.”

http://www.ushli.org/mission_history.html

Resources

Books:

  • The Battle for Paradise: Puerto Rico Takes on the Disaster Capitalists by Naomi Klein
  • Brazil’s Dance with the Devil: The World Cup, the Olympics, and the Fight for Democracy by Dave Zirin
  • Brooklyn Dreams: My life in Public Education by Sonia Nieto
  • The Circuit by Francisco Jiménez
  • Dominicana: A Novel by Angie Cruz
  • Harvest of Empire: A History of Latinos in America by Juan Gonzalez
  • Knitting the Fog by Claudia D. Hernández
  • To March for Others: The Black Freedom Struggle and the United Farm Workers by Lauren Araiza
  • Mendez V. Westminster: School Desegregation and Mexican-American Rights by Philippa Strum
  • My Time Among the Whites: Notes from an Unfinished Education by Jennine Capó Crucet
  • Native Country of the Heart by Cherríe Moraga
  • Occupied America: A History of Chicanos by Rodolfo F. Acuna
  • Ordinary Girls: A Memoir by Jaquira Díaz
  • A Peculiar Kind of Immigrant’s Son by Sergio Troncoso
  • Power to the Poor: Black-Brown Coalition and the Fight for Economic Justice, 1960-1974 by Gordon Keith Mantler
  • Retablos: Stories from a Life Lived Along the Border by Octavio Solis
  • The Right to Stay Home: How US Policy Drives Mexican Migration by David Bacon
  • This is Not a Frank Ocean Cover Album by Alan Chazaro
  • Tracing the Horse by Diana Marie Delgado
  • War Against All Puerto Ricans: Revolution and Terror in America’s Colony by Nelson A. Denis
  • The Young Lords: A Radical History by Johanna Fernandez

 

Podcasts:

 

Alt. Latino

“A great Latino podcast from NPR, Alt.Latino spotlights the best of arts and culture through music, stories, and conversation. The recent episode with Afro-Dominicana writers is a particular highlight.”

https://www.npr.org/sections/altlatino/

Bag Ladiez

“Our names are Lina and Estephanie and we are two Dominican Afro-latinx podcasters. Bag Ladiez is a podcast about BAGGAGE: yours, mine, and ours. Through the podcast our goal is to help ourselves and our listeners by pushing ourselves to be vulnerable about the way that the world affects us and our ability to live our truest, most authentic lives. Being vulnerable is radical and necessary to build a more inclusive and better world. We talk about news, politics, a different baggage topic each week, and we crack hella jokes.”

https://www.bgladiez.com

Bitter Brown Femmes

“With an emphasis on LGBTQ and women’s issues, Two Bitter Brown Femmes run their mouths on matters that impact our marginalized communities today. Definitely be sure to check out the recent episodes on abolishing ICE, “white women,” and allies.”

https://bitterbrownfemmespodcast.com

Café Con Chisme

“Café con Chisme is a Latinx podcast created and hosted by siblings Yaz + Seb. We see chisme as a tool and practice for social justice – inspired by the mujeres and femmes who raised us and taught us how to be fierce, tell a good story, and speak truth to power – all with a little laughter. Join us as we take on cultural critiques of race, politics, and pop culture – to imagine new possibilities and more just worlds.”

https://www.cafeconchisme.com

Café Con Pam

“Pam Covarrubias is the namesake and host of this podcast, which features weekly interviews with fearless Latinos and people of color who break barriers, change lives, and make the world a better place.”

https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/cafe-con-pam

El Misterio de la Calle de Cervantes

“The makers of the world’s first language learning app, Babbel, bring you this podcast that’s perfect for intermediate and advanced Spanish learners. If you’re hoping to improve your language skills, this five-episode storytelling series that follows three roommates living in Madrid. But we won’t tell you much more, because you’ll want to listen for the chaos and craziness that ensues yourself—while also improving your Spanish, of course.”

https://www.babbel.com/en/magazine/calle-de-cervantes-episode-1

En Defensa Propia

“Erika De La Vega, creator and host, talks to women in Spanish, about reinvention—specifically, how to reinvent yourself in a world that tells you that you should.”

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCme-C1tkyfuW57ZrlFmkFig

Her Dinero Matters

“Jen Hemphill, a money confidence coach, hosts this podcast to help women make their finances easier to master. Her episodes are filled with practical and simple money insights while showcasing women who share their real-life money woes. Recent episodes include how to stop being broke, the different types of being frugal, and how to save for travel.”

https://jenhemphill.com/her-dinero-matters-podcast-merge-is-official/

In The Thick

“The Futuro Media Group presents a new political podcast where journalists of color tell you what you’re missing from the mainstream news. Co-hosted by award-winning journalists Maria Jinojosa and Julio Ricardo Varela, In The Thick has the conversations about race, identity, and politics few people are discussing or want to discuss.”

https://www.inthethick.org

Jotxs Y Recuerdos

“Jotxs y Recuerdos is a podcast that archives LGBTQ+ stories from the border. Although there is some queer/trans representation in the media, creator Alexandra Salazar didn’t see her experience as a jota from the Rio Grande Valley, a bordertown in South Texas reflected. Alexandra was inspired to create this podcast after seeing polaroids of her parents at gay clubs in the 90s, stories of the queer/trans folks she grew up with, and reading Gloria Anzaldúa’s book, Berderlands/La Frontera.”

https://jotxsyrecuerdos.home.blog

Las Doctoras

“This podcast features the host’s frank conversations surrounding race, gender, sexuality, and reproductive justice. Renee Lemus and Cristina Rose are both professors in Women, Gender and Sexuality studies at different Cal State Universities, and both have their PhDs. In other words? They are seriously knowledgeable. Catch recent episodes on colorism and parenting as well as spirituality and social justice.”

https://lasdoctoras.net/podcast

Latina to Latina

“Hosted by Alicia Menendez, this podcast is an interview series that talks to remarkable Latinas about making it, faking it, and everything in between. Each episode is almost always hilarious, but, beneath it all, revealing—Menendez also talks to her guests about the challenges of being women of color, and how they have managed to thrive in the end. You will definitely want to hear recent episodes with San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz and Gina Torres.

https://www.latinatolatina.com

Latino USA

“NPR strikes again with their fan-favorite Latino USA. The long-standing podcast is a great listen if you want to delve deep into the current and emerging cultural, political, and social ideas that impact Latinos. In addition to interviews with everyone from the actress who plays Dora the Explorer to writer Esmeralda Santiago, make sure to tune in for conversations with some of the current 2020 presidential candidates on how they plan to support Latinos.”

https://www.latinousa.org

Latinos Out Loud

“Latinos Out Loud is a weekly podcast hosted by sketch comedians Rachel “La Loca” Strauss-Muniz, Michael “Juan Bago” Diaz, Jaime “JFernz” Fernandez and resident conspiracy theorist, Frank Nibbs. Each episode presents listeners with a slew of funny voices, jokes on everything from our personal lives to pop culture, uplifting and empowering stories, and more from this group who’s natural chemistry is based on over 15 years of friendship. Packed with positivity and laughter LOL is here to move Latinos forward, while making everyJUAN laugh.”

https://art19.com/shows/latinos-out-loud

Latinos Who Lunch

“Latinos Who Lunch is a podcast hosted by artist Favyfav and art historian Babelito. Join them as they discover everything from pop culture and art to issues of race, gender, and class in Latinx communities.”

http://www.latinoswholunch.com

Latinx Therapy

“Hosted by Adriana Alejandre, LMFT, this podcast is all about learning self-help techniques and creating a safe space for Latino people to talk about their mental health. Tune in to the recent episode on combining God and therapy, as well as others on topics ranging from body positivity to coming out of the closet in machismo culture.”

https://latinxtherapy.com/podcast/

Locatora Radio

“A favorite of many, Locatora Radio is a ‘Radiophonic Novela’ that’s hosted by Diosa and Mala. The podcast celebrates the experiences, brilliance, creativity, and legacies of femmes and women of color. Now in their third year, discussions often revolve around femme tech and femme defense, with mental health, trauma, gender experience, sexuality, and oppression being regular topics as well. Recent episodes include conversations on consent and pleasure, spiritual technology, and cooking your abuelita’s recipes in a modern world.”

https://locatoraradio.com

News in Slow Spanish

“If you’re looking for a podcast to improve your Spanish, this one discusses current topics in a very slow and deliberate manner so non-native speakers can better understand. If your Spanish is a little so-so, take a listen to the latest episodes.”

https://www.newsinslowspanish.com/?gclid=CjwKCAjw26H3BRB2EiwAy32zhf-OsDlFeuFyDGuuoTyONLI_yvpp7lJgbNOZFvN8rBcgfgAPNX9dJxoCtuUQAvD_BwE

Parenting & Politics

“Diana Limongi’s podcast looks at parenting through a political lens. Although still fairly new to the pod-verse, recent episodes on the power of Black moms, activist fatigue, and reuniting families at the border are all powerful.”

https://www.listennotes.com/podcasts/parenting-and-politics-diana-limongi-qjJuLn0CsWQ/

Radio Ambulante

“This award-winning Spanish-language podcast from the folks at NPR uses long-form audio journalism to tell under-reported stories across Latin America. But prepare to get in your feels, because each episode is moving and heartfelt.”

https://radioambulante.org/en

Spanish Aquí Presents

“Raiza, Oscar, Tony, and Carlos host this laugh-out-loud comedy show that centers on asking their special guests: ¿Que te Pica? (What’s itching you?). And there’s even a hilarious improv session at the end. From code switching to Latino movies, they’re adept at tackling any topic with humor.”

http://www.earwolf.com/show/spanish-aqui-presents/

Super Mamás

“If you’re a mom and need new mom friends, look no further than this hysterical and insightful podcast, hosted by moms and sisters Paulina and Bricia Lopez. They provide a judgment-free space for new, expecting, and experienced amas who can learn from one another. You will surely laugh and cry as you hear the insightful stories on the benefits and frustrations of being bilingual, postpartum struggles, and working mom guilt.”

http://supermamas.com

Tamarindo

“Tamarindo podcast is a lighthearted show where hosts discuss politics, pop culture, and how to balance it all con calma, hosted by Brenda Gonzalez and Ana Sheila Victorino. Through Tamarindo, we use levity to inform, inspire, and impact our community. Join Brenda and Ana Sheila as we delve into discussions on identity, race gender, representation and life!”

https://www.tamarindopodcast.com

Tres Cuentos

“Carolina Quiroga-Stultz hosts this bilingual storytelling podcast that’s dedicated to the traditional narratives of Latin America. It explores the myths, legends, and folktales that are told in the Hispanic, Indigenous, and Afro-Latin American world. It’s a truly beautiful podcast, and lit lovers will enjoy their series interviewing Latino authors across different countries and cultures.”

https://www.trescuentos.com

Wait, Hold Up!

“Hosted by Jessica Molina and Yarel Ramos, the Wait, Hold Up! podcast brings a weekly interview with luminaries on the moments that changed their lives. Molina and Ramos also delve into the latest pop culture and politics with a refreshing candor. Recent highlights include an episode on changing toxic relationship patterns, immigration reform, and fighting imposter syndrome.”

https://waitholdup.podbean.com