Latinx Cultural Resource Center

History

In February 2020, a group of Latinx students at California State University, Dominguez Hills formed a group called, El Comite de CSUDH to propose the development of a Resource Center for Latinx students. El Comite successfully defended their list of demands and received approval for the development of a Latinx Resource Center.

The Latinx Cultural Resource Center (LCRC) began its online programming in the Spring of 2021. As CSUDH students began to visit the LCRC, they expressed how they were reminded of their home and how the space feels warmth and welcomes all students so they decided to give a new nickname to the center, “La Casita.” 

To learn more about our programs, resources and services, visit our Instagram page.

We are located on the first floor of the LSU in room 110. Come visit us!

Mission

The Latinx Cultural Resource Center (LCRC) serves as the cultural home or “La Casita” to support the personal, academic, and professional success of Latinx Students at CSU Dominguez Hills. La Casita provides peer-to-peer support, culturally relevant programming, and campus partnerships. Our resources include a focus on academic and career readiness, social justice, community building, and embracing our identidad, arte, & cultura.

Janneth Najera, CSUDH transfer student  presenting Latinx Resource Center proposal.
Janneth Najera, CSUDH transfer student presenting Latinx Resource Center proposal.

Vision

The LCRC or La Casita is committed to creating inclusive spaces that disrupt forms of systemic oppression, empower students in their pursuit of radical knowledge and social justice, and embrace the complexity of Latinidad and Latinx identities.

As an anti-racist center, La Casita affirms the experiences of Afro-Indigenous Peoples, Peoples from Central America, South America, the Caribbean and the African Diaspora. Inspired by El Comité, La Casita aims to prioritize student advocacy and provide student-focused support.

Why we embrace Latinx Terminology:

The term “Latino” has often excluded Queer, Trans, Non-binary communities. We use the term “Latinx” as a form to create inclusivity and challenge the term itself as we move forward to create brave spaces. Additionally, the “X” in Latinx aims to disrupt the gender norms and binaries embedded within the Spanish language (Gonzalez, 2022). We encourage authenticity and invite everyone to self-identify with their own sense of being. 

 

Focus Areas

  • Academic Success
  • Social Justice
  • Community Building
  • Career Readiness
  • Cultura & Arte
  • Identity Development
  • Graduate School Resources

La Casita Initiatives Resources

  • First-Gen Power Hour
  • Racial Justice & Healing Series
  • Community Building Workshops 
  • Workshops & Events
  • Academic Advising Support 
  • La Charlas Series (“Critical Conversations”)

 


Connect with us!

Location & Hours
LCRC
Loker Student Union (LSU)
Room 110
1000 East Victoria Street
Carson, CA 90747
Hours
Monday - Thursday
9:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.

Contact
lcrc@csudh.edu
(310) 243-2290
For inquiries, contact:
Rony E. Castellanos Raymundo
He/Él/They/Elle
Program Director
rcastellanos@csudh.edu

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