Meetup/UNC/UNC Latinx Heritage 2020

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Join the University Libraries and the Carolina Latinx Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as we improve Wikipedia articles on topics related to Latinx heritage. A list of suggested topics can be found on this page, but participants can edit any Wikipedia article they choose.

There are two ways to participate: Live on October 7, 2020, or on your own, any time between October 1 and October 15, 2020. You can choose either one... or both!

Join us live on October 7[edit]

Join us live via Zoom on Wednesday, Oct. 7, from 4:00 to 5:30pm, during a virtual edit-a-thon with music and prizes. Event timeline:

  • 4:00-4:30: Wikipedia editing instructions. Tune in right at 4:00 if you’ve never edited before!
  • 4:30-5:30: Collaborative editing time. Veteran editors will be on hand to walk you through the process and answer your Wikipedia questions.

Click the Zoom link to join. Note: The live event is open only to participants with a UNC email address. Participants must be logged into Zoom with their UNC email account.

Participate on your own, any time from October 1 to 15[edit]

Between Oct. 1 and Oct. 15, 2020, edit on your own time.

All the information you’ll need is posted here. Participation is open to all.

New editors[edit]

Here's how to participate:

  1. Create a Wikipedia account. Your user name will be public. Consider using an anonymous username, and not your real name, unless you are comfortable with your identity being public for the entire internet to see and identify you.
  2. Visit the Art+Feminism resource guide to learn the basics of Wikipedia editing. The training videos are particularly helpful. Don't skip the "basic rules of Wikipedia editing" video!
  3. Go to the project dashboard for this program. Log in with your Wikipedia account and click the "Join Now" button. This will ensure that your edits are counted as part of our collaborative work!
  4. Select a topic to work on. If you're a new editor, we strongly recommend starting by editing an existing article rather than creating a new one. You can choose from the list of suggested topics below, or choose your own.

Experienced editors[edit]

Here's how to participate:

  1. Go to the project dashboard for this program. Log in with your Wikipedia account and click the "Join Now" button. This will ensure that your edits are counted as part of our collaborative work!
  2. Select a topic to work on. If you're a new editor, we strongly recommend starting by editing an existing article rather than creating a new one. You can choose from the list of suggested topics below, or choose your own.

Suggested Topics[edit]

This list of suggested topics is a work in progress. Check back for more suggestions in the coming days!

North Carolina[edit]

Activism, politics, and government[edit]

  • Blanca Alvarado -- American social activist and former politician.
  • Maria del Carmen Arroyo -- Former Council member for the 17th District of the New York City Council.
  • Romana Acosta Bañuelos -- The thirty-fourth Treasurer of the United States. Article needs citations.
  • Yvanna Cancela -- American politician from the state of Nevada.
  • Melissa Hurtado -- American politician serving in the California State Senate.
  • Juanita Mainster -- Worked with migrant workers. No article currently exists.
  • Carmen Mendoza -- Immigration advocate, [1]. No article currently exists.
  • Rueben Martinez -- American activist and businessman.
  • Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute -- Non-profit and non-partisan organization.
  • List of Mexican-American political organizations -- Needs citations.
  • National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials -- Leadership organization of the nation's more than 6,000 Latino elected and appointed Latino public officials in the United States.
  • Jorge Díaz Reverón -- Puerto Rican judge, First Gentleman of Puerto Rico, and husband of Wanda Vázquez Garced.
  • Elmer Román -- Former Puerto Rican government official who served as the 26th Secretary of State of Puerto Rico from December 2019 till August 2020.
  • Rosa Rosales -- American political activist who advocates for Hispanics across the country on issues of education, health, housing, civil rights, and more.
  • Carmen Rubio -- American politician and non-profit executive who was elected to the City Commission for Portland, Oregon in May 2020. She previously served as the executive director of the Latino Network since 2009.
  • Joseph L. Sanchez -- American politician who has served in the New Mexico House of Representatives since January 17, 2019.
  • Southwest Voter Registration Education Project -- The largest and oldest non-partisan Latino voter participation organization in the United States.
  • Raquel Terán -- American politician from the state of Arizona.
  • Amelia Nava -- Founder and president of Auxilio y Amistad, based in Tiffin, Ohio. Nava was inducted into the Ohio Women's Hall of Fame in 1986 for her work providing community services to Mexican-American migrant farm workers.
  • Ella Ochoa -- Founded and leader of the Nebraska Association of Farmworkers and an advocate for the rights of disabled individuals.
  • Guadalupe Reyes -- American activist and community leader.
  • Viola Casares -- Founder of a group called Fuerza Unida - an activist group in San Antonio, Texas.


Film, television, and digital media[edit]

  • Culture Clash in AmeriCCa -- 2005 documentary film directed by Emilio Estevez.
  • Ricardo Ainslie -- Mexican-American documentary filmmaker. Article needs citations.
  • Adrian Bellani -- Salvadoran-American actor. Article needs citations.
  • Bettina Santo Domingo -- American filmmaker, businesswoman, and former media manager of Moda Operandi, a fashion discovery platform.
  • Jon-Michael Ecker -- Brazilian American actor.
  • Alano Miller -- American actor best known for his role as Cato on the short-lived WGN America drama series Underground.
  • Camila Morrone -- Argentine-American model and actress. Article needs citations.
  • Kenny Ortega -- American filmmaker, touring manager, and choreographer.
  • Mitú (entertainment) -- English-language Latinx media company, multichannel network, and digital content publisher.
  • Premios Juventud -- Awards show for Spanish-speaking celebrities in the areas of film, music, sports, fashion, and pop culture, presented by the television network Univision.
  • Ned Romero -- American actor and opera singer who appeared in television and film starting in the 1960s.
  • Imagen Awards -- Dedicated to "encouraging and recognizing the positive portrayals of Latinos in the entertainment industry."
  • ALMA Award -- award highlighting American Latinx contributions to music, television, and film.
  • Ash Santos -- American actress known for her role on American Horror Story.
  • Your World Awards -- Award presented by American television network Telemundo celebrating the achievements of Hispanics and Latinos in the media.
  • Carmen Zapata -- American actress often referred to as "The First Lady of the Hispanic Theater."

Groups and organizations[edit]


  • El Sol Latino -- Monthly bilingual newspaper published in Amherst, Massachusetts.
  • Cecilia Alvear -- Ecuadorian-born American journalist.
  • Gustavo Arellano -- Writer for the Los Angeles Times.
  • Gio Benitez -- American broadcast journalist and correspondent for ABC News.
  • Cathy Areu -- American journalist, author, and former educator who worked as a news analyst at Fox News.
  • Judie Garcia -- Former Chicago news anchor.
  • Raul Ruiz (journalist) -- American journalist, professor, and political activist for Chicano civil rights during the Chicano movement and for the Peace movement of the 1960s and '70s.



  • "Armada Latina" -- the fourth single from Cypress Hill's studio album, Rise Up.
  • Ana Victoria -- American singer, songwriter, dancer and record producer.
  • Corona Records -- San Antonio-based label that helped establish the Tejano musical style.
  • Double Vision (Prince Royce album) -- 2015 studio album by American singer Prince Royce.
  • Flaco_Jiménez -- Norteño, Tex Mex and Tejano music accordionist and singer from San Antonio, Texas.
  • Last Dance/The Hustle/On the Radio -- The second single released from the motion picture soundtrack Selena (1997).
  • Masters at Work -- American garage house production and remix team of "Little" Louie Vega and Kenny "Dope" Gonzalez. Article needs citations.
  • "My Baby You" -- Song written and performed by Marc Anthony.
  • Kap G -- American rapper, singer, and songwriter.
  • Rene Lopez (musician) -- Disco, funk, and electric latin soul musician and singer-songwriter. Needs citations.
  • Benny Mardones -- American pop singer and songwriter noted for his hit 1980 single "Into the Night."
  • Rafa Pabón -- Puerto Rican musician known for his urbano songs.
  • Pachanga Latino Music Festival -- Latin-themed music, cultural arts and food festival originated in Austin, Texas, United States.
  • Pajama Party (group) -- American female vocal trio from Brooklyn, New York active between 1988 and 1992.
  • Premios Texas -- Latin music awards celebration.
  • Richie Ray & Bobby Cruz -- American musical duo consisting of Ricardo "Richie" Ray and Roberto "Bobby" Cruz.
  • "Where Did the Feeling Go?" -- Song recorded by Selena in 1989. Needs citations.
  • Zarape Records -- Record label from Dallas, Texas that was highly influential in the La Onda Chicana movement.

Racial and ethnic identities[edit]


Science and engineering[edit]