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The Etiology of Ethnic Self- Hatred: Internalized Racism in Latina/o/x College Students

Internalized racism is as a disease that infects communities of color (Asanti, 1996). This illness is negatively related to physical health, mental health, and identity development. The purpose of this presentation is two-fold: (a) to raise awareness of internalized racism and its impacts on communities of color and (b) describe the findings of a study of 350 Latina/o/x students that explored predictors of internalized racism. Participants will discuss the relationship between interpersonal racism, assimilation, and internalized racism.  Further, strategies for identifying, preventing, and addressing internalized racism will be shared.  Tickets for this event are $13.

Dr. Carlos P. Hipolito-Delgado is Associate Professor in Counseling at the University of Colorado Denver. His research interests include the ethnic identity development of Latinas/os/xs and Chicanas/os/xs, the effects of internalized racism on communities of color, training to improve the cultural competence of counselors, and the sociopolitical development of students of color. Dr. Hipolito-Delgado has received grants from the American Educational Research Association, the Spencer Foundation, Jobs for the Future, and the Hewlett Foundation to study the sociopolitical development of youth. He is a Governing Counseling representative for the American Counseling Association.

Limited Financial Assistance is available:

We want to make this an event that is accessible to all people no matter your social economic situation.  Because of this, we are offering some financial assistance to those that are in need.  We believe this is an important topic and want to make sure that all people are able to engage in this conversation with us.  Please send us a message at describing your need and your current situation that might make it difficult to afford this event.

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This event is Co-hosted by Strength in Motion:

Strength in Motion was established in 2014 to support clients in living towards their greatest potential. It began as a solo private practice at the base of the Flatirons with the intention to incorporate movement and psychotherapy given the significant connection and healing potential between the two. It quickly became clear that we could make a greater impact on our community and serve more people by including more holistic practitioners who could work collaboratively to address the whole person in each client that we see.

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