Marquette’s “Our Roots Say That We’re Sisters” podcast series released this month’s episode honoring the story of Luz Hernandez, a bilingual MPS teacher and 1993 alumna of what was then known as the School of Education.
The “Our Roots Say That We’re Sisters” podcast series features women students, faculty, staff and alumnae of color who have exhibited leadership, positive impact or social change in their personal or professional roles, especially those who remain unsung “sheroes.”
Associated with Marquette’s campus mural project, this project showcases the diversity, richness and complexity of our campus and provides a way for campus community members to see themselves and their potential elevated. It also makes visible the interconnected nature of the experiences and struggles of many women of color.
As a student, Hernandez co-founded Raices, the student organization that was a precursor to Marquette’s largest Latinx student affinity group, the Latin American Student Organization (LASO), and now serves on the board of directors for Marquette’s Hispanic Alumni Association.
For more information about the Our Roots project, contact Jacki Black, director of Hispanic initiatives and diversity and inclusion educational programming.