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Equity & Inclusion: Home

What is Equity & Inclusion?


The creation of policies, practices, and processes that ensure equitable educational outcomes for all students.

The authentic participation across identities and cultures specifically for students, participation addresses persistence, retention and completion as well as a number of other metrics commonly used to determine students’ progress through the college. For employees, participation can encompass serving on a Shared Governance Council to retention, promotional and professional opportunities.

Source: Glossary of the Madison College Equity and Inclusion Plan

Librarian Coaches Who Can Help En Espanol

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Erika Linzner, MA-LIS
(608) 246-6659
User Support and Academic Technology Librarian

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Brandon Whisenhunt
(608) 243-4895
Libraries & Academic Support Partner
Metro Campuses
United States Veteran

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage

Mexican gothic

Silvia Moreno-Garcia


After receiving a frantic letter from her newly-wed cousin begging for someone to save her from a mysterious doom, Noemi Taboada heads to High Place, a distant house in the Mexican countryside. She's not sure what she will find--her cousin's husband, a handsome Englishman, is a stranger, and Noemi knows little about the region.                  

     The brief wondrous life of Oscar Wao     

Junot Díaz  

    Things have never been easy for Oscar, a sweet but disastrously overweight, lovesick Dominican ghetto nerd. From his home in New Jersey, where he lives with his old-world mother and rebellious sister, Oscar dreams of becoming the Dominican J.R.R. Tolkien and, most of all, of finding love. But he may never get what he wants, thanks to the fukú--the curse that has haunted Oscar's family for generations, dooming them to prison, torture, tragic accidents, and, above all, ill-starred love. Oscar, still waiting for his first kiss, is just its most recent victim.



The alchemist  

Paulo Coelho


The mystical story of Santiago, an Andalusian shepherd boy who yearns to travel in search of a worldly treasure. His quest will lead him to riches far different--and far more satisfying--than he ever imagined. Santiago's journey teaches us about the essential wisdom of listening to our hearts, of recognizing opportunity and learning to read the omens strewn along life's path, and, most importantly, to follow our dreams.

Woman hollering creek and other stories

Sandra Cisneros


 A collection of short stories originally published in 1991 that reflect the author's experience of being surrounded by American influences while still being familiarly bound to her Mexican heritage as she grew-up north of the Mexico-US border. The short vignettes focus on the social role of women and their relationships with the men and other women in their lives. The majority of the characters are stereotypes: men embody machismo while women are naive and generally weak. The author focuses on three feminine clichés: the passive virgin, sinful seductress, and traitorous mother. Not properly belonging to either Mexico or America, the Chicana protagonists earnestly search for their identity, only to discover abuse and shattered dreams. Apart from focusing on these issues of struggling females, this work simultaneously develops the readers' sensitivity towards the lives of immigrants.

Local Resources


Latino Health Council

The Latino Health Council is a non-profit comprised of over 40 key health care related organizations and agencies throughout Dane County. 

Dane County - Latino Wisconsin

Community resources from UW-Extension.

Links and More

18 Ways to Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at Work in 2021

U.S. Census Bureau: Hispanic Heritage Month resources (includes statistical population data)






The purpose of Madison College Talks is to discuss
and explore community tools and strategies collectively
in addressing inequities while encouraging cultural
awareness and appreciation for social justice.

Join us as we welcome Maria Hinojosa, Emmy
award-winning journalist, to Madison College virtually.
She is the Anchor and Executive Producer of the
Peabody Award-winning show Latino USA, distributed
by PRX, as well as Co-Host of In The Thick, Futuro
Media’s award-winning political podcast, Hinojosa has
informed millions about the changing cultural and political
landscape in America and abroad. She is also a contributor
to the long-running, award-winning news program CBS
Sunday Morning and a frequent guest on MSNBC.

(Text courtesy of Madison College's
Office of Equity & Inclusion)




Madison College Talks

Maria Hinojosa

Emmy Award-winning Journalist,
Podcast Host of Latino USA and
Author of Once I was You

Monday, September 27

3-4 PM (Virtual)

RSVP for online event here

This guide has been designed to provide information on Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DE&I).  It was created and is maintained by a team of staff members from the Libraries and Student Achievement Centers. This team was formed in July 2020 and supports the College strategies of providing a safe, inclusive and representative space for students and staff.  Here you will find resources about activities and efforts at Madison College, in our local communities, and nationally. You may find links to and information about educational and training resources, as well as materials for personal growth.