Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Antiracism (IDEA)

UTEP CFLD Grab-N-Go Video: Antiracism and Inclusivity

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Student Developed Learning Modules

Modules and bios are offered with student permission.

Jade Hernandez studies at the University of Texas at El Paso with a major in Graphic Design and a minor in Drawing. She enjoyed art history for elective courses, and created a PowerPoint dedicated to the issue surrounding Indigenous Peoples’ art and art exhibition curation. You can follow her Graphic Design work at

Diana Ruiz Grajeda is currently working on obtaining her bachelor of arts degree in Psychology from The University of Texas at El Paso. Next, she will be pursuing a master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, as she aspires to work with members of the LGBTQIA+ community, the Latinx community, and other minority groups.

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Juan Pablo De Anda De Alva is a Digital Media Production and Film student with a minor in Political Science at the University of Texas at El Paso. Born in Ciudad Juárez, México, Pablo is also an avid photographer and videographer that seeks to change the way in which underrepresented groups are portrayed in media outlets. His topics of interest include Mexican and American politics, film, racism, and media representation. 

Samantha Linn has been a resident of El Paso, Texas, for over five years. Majoring in English and American Literature and minoring in Philosophy at the University of Texas at El Paso, she is an editor of the El Paso Community College publication, Borderlands. She enjoys researching and drawing attention to the diverse and colorful history of the city and hopes to continue working in journalism and creative writing.

Brianna C. Medrano is a full-time undergraduate student at the University of Texas at El Paso. She is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, with a minor in Criminal Justice.

Cynthia Sustaita is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and a minor in National Intelligence and Security Studies (INSS) at the University of Texas at El Paso. Next, she is planning to obtain a master’s degree in Criminal Justice/Criminology in order to one day be part of the Intelligence community. She recently obtained an internship with the El Paso County Office of New Americans, Born in Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Cynthia is excited and grateful to be able to help many migrants that are in extremely need of assistance and protection.

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Juan Josue (J.J.) Martinez is a student at The University of Texas at El Paso, studying philosophy, religious studies, and political science. He was born in raised in El Paso, Texas, and cares deeply about reforming democratic institutions and public education. He is a research fellow for the Humanities Collaborative at UTEP-EPCC.

Rogelio Orozco is a psychology and creative writing major at UTEP and will be graduating in May 2021. He hopes to one day get a Ph.D. in both fields. He views a Ph.D. as an opportunity to further his mastery of topics and to eventually become a positive role model for students that have a disorder like him and be the proof they need that they can succeed.   

Sarah Ostrowidzki is a senior at the University of Texas at El Paso majoring in Art History with a minor in Museum Studies. Upon graduating, she will attend the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to obtain her Master’s in Art History. She plans to pursue a career in museum education, hoping to educate the public on current social and political issues through art. Currently, Sarah is employed as a gallery assistant at UTEP’s Rubin Center for the Visual Arts. 

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Ethan Roski is a student attending the University of Texas at El Paso majoring in Philosophy while minoring in Legal Reasoning. He will be a participant in the Law School Preparation Institute (LSPI) to better ready himself for the tasks that lie ahead. After receiving his bachelor’s degree, he plans to attend law school and concentrate on constitutional and administrative law. His main objective is to one day be an appellate judge. Between the journey, Ethan enjoys reading, studying, meditating, and learning from others. 

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Additional Resources

Decolonial Politics:

Native American and Indigenous Studies Association (NAISA):

The Red Nation:

Project Implicit:

This Land:

Zinn Education Project:

The 1619 Project:

The 400 Years Project:

The Race Institute:

Early Childhood Education Assembly:

Learning for Justice:;

Teaching LGBTQIA+ History:

Teachers as LGTBQIA+ Allies:

Supporting LGBTQIA Youth Resource List:

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Education Resources on Immigration:

Politics, Groups, and Identities (Academic Journal):

PS: Political Science & Politics (Academic Journal):

The Root:

Indian Country Today:

Stop AAPI Hate:

Black Lives Matter:

Native American Rights Fund:

Black in the Ivory:


Neurodiversity Hub:

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