MALS – Mexican/American Latino Studies

Contact Information Coordinator
Department Office: Lavaca Hall, L208
Phone: 972-238-6943
Sara Cardona
Phone: 972-761-6704

The Center for Mexican American and Latino Studies at Richland College enriches awareness and understanding of the Mexican-American and Latino experience in the United States, through an interdisciplinary approach to education, community development, and scholarship. The Center for Mexican American and Latino Studies honors the contributions of Mexican American culture common to the Southwest and the many Latino communities in our region by exploring the ways in which communities, languages, and traditions intersect to create a shared heritage. The Center for Mexican American and Latino Studies at Richland College also facilitates the growth and social contributions of the local community and at large by providing:

  • Community leadership development programs.
  • On-going workshops and interactive cultural events.
  • Partnerships with other cultural, social, and educational institutions that strengthen community bonds.
  • Opportunities to study the influence, history, and contributions of Mexican Americans/Latinos in Dallas and beyond.