Conmemorando a la Comunidad: Latinx Experiences at Trinity University is a digital humanitites project created during the summer of 2023 as a partnership between The Mexico, the Americas, and Spain (MAS) program and the University Archives. Research grants were awarded for two students and mentorship through the Mellon Initiative and Murchison Research Fellowship.
The purpose of the project is to design a space to share archival research and personal narratives with current Latinx students, faculty, and staff, as well as presenting histories and discoveries in which they can identify. We hope that by sharing, this starts to create a sense of belonging with people that came before them.
It was also created to invite alumni, faculty, and staff to revisit their experiences at Trinity in a common history of resiliency and validation through action. It will serve as a starting point to collaborate with similar projects around San Antonio and relate the Trinity experience with the larger Latinx community in the city.