Cuentos and Testimonies II: Students' Voices, Inclusion, and Anti-Racism




Thorne, Debbie
Stills, Aja
Vastakis, Anastasia
Hinojosa, Olivia
Monroe, Rozelle
Kuykendall, Victoria
Serrano, Elisa
Rodriguez, Jack
Rose, Sarah
Esparza, Elizabeth

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Texas State University, Office of the Provost


Cuentos and Testimonies is a collection of short chapters, edited by Dr. Octavio Pimentel and Dr. Miriam F. Williams, is the result of an open invitation for faculty to share their thoughts and vision for diversity and inclusion at a Texas State. This edited book collection is designed to pave a path forward, toward healing and reconciliation. The editors acknowledge that we must continue to share our stories (cuentos) in real time and face to face, but there is power in the written word, carefully crafted and considered. Chapter 1: Introduction (pp. 1-6) Chapter 2: "We Need to Change Everything" (pp. 7-11) Chapter 3: Cautionary Tale (pp. 12-18) Chapter 4: Reclaiming Agency (pp. 19-25) Chapter 5: My Experience as a Black Man in the IT Industry (pp. 26-35) Chapter 6: Attention Deficit Disorder (pp. 36-44) Chapter 7: Aprende del Silencio / Learn from Silence (pp. 45-52) Chapter 8: My Stutter Journey at Texas State University (pp. 53-55) Chapter 9: The Origin of My Fear Trigger Warning: #thepatriarchy (pp. 56-57) Chapter 10: Diversity Amidst Disaster (pp. 58-66) Chapter 11: Soy Panameño y Afro-Americano Viviendo en Tejas: Ethnic Complexity of a Texas State University Student (pp. 67-70) Chapter 12: Constant Mispronunciations and Corrections (pp. 71-76) Chapter 13: A Critical Reflection on College Choice and Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) Status (pp. 77-86) Chapter 14: Hispanic Serving Institutions: Chipping Away at Systemic Racism (pp. 87-95) Chapter 15: Cracking the Curriculum Code: A Student-Teacher Dialogue on Crisis, Pedagogy, and Practice (pp. 96-109)



multicultural education, inclusive education, diversity, inclusion, minorities, higher education


Pimentel, O., & Williams, M. F. (Eds). Cuentos and testimonies II: Students' voices, inclusion, and anti-racism(2nd ed.). Texas State University, 2021.


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