Latina Community Voices

Monday, Apr 11 – Jul 9, 2022

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
College of Fine and Applied Arts
500 E Peabody Dr.
Champaign, IL 61820

Apr 11, 2022 to Jul 9, 2022

Lower Level, Hood Classroom


Latina Community Voices amplifies Latina/x girls’ voices through a multimodal exhibit that represents the varied cultures, languages, and histories of local Latinx communities co-created in partnership with Girls Go for It! (GGFI), the College of Education, and Krannert Art Museum.

Curators’ Description

The exhibit makes intentional and explicit efforts to recognize Latina/x girls and afford representation of their histories, stories, languages, and cultures in humanizing and empowering ways. Latina/x girls worked together to imagine, design, and curate an exhibit that represents and honors their aspirations, hopes, and stories. In turn, visitors will gain opportunities to build cross-cultural understandings, relationships, and solidarity with Latina/x girls.


Artists’ Description | Written by particpants

Somos un grupo de mujeres Latinas that have created a great friendship. We came together and created this exhibit so the people can get to know us and our community.  En este exhibit tenemos una pared con language sayings or dichos. We also have a table que contiene un community map. También tenemos un music playlist donde contiene nuestra música Latina. Y por último creamos un recording de un snack-off. ¡Esperamos que lo disfruten!


Project Leaders

Catherine Dornfeld Tissenbaum, Curriculum and Instruction (Education); Mónica González Ybarra, Curriculum and Instruction (Education); Idalia Nuñez, Curriculum and Instruction (Education); Kelly O’Neill, Girls Go For It! (Community Collaborator); Cynthia Bruno, Girls Go For It! (Community Collaborator)

Coordinator at Krannert Art Museum

Kamila Glowacki, Interim Manager of Education