Walking Together

a digital hub on migration

“Humanity is fundamentally a story on migration”

– Laila lalami, condtional citizen: on beloinging in america
1. “A Report to the Legislation on the Spanish Speaking Community.” Bilingual/Multicultural Vocational Technical Education Project, Dakota County Area Vocational Technical Institute, 1975.
2. U.S. Census Bureau, Decennial Census. https://data.census.gov/cedsci/

Walking Together

creates a space to share and increase the visibility of student research on Latinx migration topics by amplifying academic and community collaborations that align with St. Thomas’ convictions of dignity, respect, and diversity.


Our project starts with the fastest growing and largest immigrant community in the Twin Cities area: the Latinx community. We hope to be able to add other voices and communities to this project as it evolves.


Our mission is to come together to better understand migration, to celebrate immigrant community contributions and to advocate for anti-bias perspectives on migration, immigration, and displacement.

Our Current Projects

Explore the different projects that range from mapping out current Latinx cultural sites to learning the historical presence of the Latinx migrant in MN. 


This project seeks to collaboratively tell the history and stories of the Latinx community in Minnesota.


This is an interactive map that gathers crowdsourced information on places relevant to the Twin Cities that help visualize the Latinx community.

La Vacuna Somos Todos

This project explores the pandemic in Latin America and the MN Latinx diaspora.

Biblioteca CLUES

An ongoing collection of online resources, readings and materials that students gathered for the Comunidades Latinas Unidas en Servicio (CLUES), to assist the non-profit organization with content creation.

Latinx Demographics

In this project, you’ll find the result of student research gathered in a Migration and Gender course.

Contenido CLUES

A collection of original essays based on student research topics. This content was created to address a request from the organization that will use that content across programs. 

Student Vision:

Migration, Immigration, & Displacement in the News

Rita Moreno has Lin-Manuel Miranda’s back in ‘In the Heights’ colorism controversy

As Biden narrows immigration focus, Dreamers try to stay optimistic

The Backstory: Latino news beyond immigration, ‘it’s impossible to overstate how important this is’

Walking Together Blog


El impacto psicológico de la pandemia en los jóvenes latinos

The Psychological Impact of the Pandemic on Latino Youth de Chris Wright En el momento presente, estamos experimentando cambios sin precedentes. Tantas personas han perdido sus trabajos y muchas familias de repente se encuentran en nuevos problemas financieros o en crisis, hasta cierto punto. Hoy, vivimos en un mundo muy diferente al de antes de…

Maestros latin@s en el sistema educativo

      El impacto que puede suceder en las escuelas de Minnesota si hubiera más maestros latin@s es inmenso/incalculable.  Los estudiantes latin@s que comparten sus identidades con sus maestr@s pueden tener un rol positivo en la escuela. En este ensayo se puede encontrar mi experiencia personal en como yo no tuve maestr@s con mi misma identidad y…

La Riqueza de la Fe Latina

Sin duda, no se puede imaginar la cultura latina sin pensar en la religión. La cultura y la fe de los latinos están sumamente conectadas y juntas llevan una abundante riqueza para la comunidad entera. Específicamente, los latinos han ofrecido su gran diversidad a la Iglesia Católica desde el principio y continúan ofreciéndola todavía. Aquí…

Language matters: Hispanic, Latinx, Latino/a, Latin@ or Latine?

Keep an open mind and listen first. Labels can shift, change and adapt. When talking about Latin identity, language matters. Different labels carry connotations that you need to know. Listening to the labels people are choosing to identify themselves should be a standard practice. Do not correct or suggest a different label.  In our own…

Who We Are

We are an interdisciplinary team of faculty and student researchers focused on creating visibility and awareness on migration topics. With our diverse backgrounds, we have created Walking Together which is made possible by the University of St. Thomas’ Research in Action grant.

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Walking Together is made possible by the Research in Action initiative by the college of Arts & Science at the University of St. Thomas