Historical Trauma in Latinx Communities

Johns Hopkins, with support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, has been conducting community conversations with Native American, African American and Latinx community members to understand vaccination decision-making. Through this work, they’ve learned that cultural and historical factors are influencing decisions about whether or not to take the vaccine. To better understand the roots and the dynamics of these feelings, local facilitators participated in a session in March 2021 to explore this topic further.  

 

Here, we have excerpted a portion of the session, featuring Maria Del Pilar Montes, who shares information on historical trauma in the Latinx community.

Maria Del Pilar Montes is a native Houstonian, currently serving as the director of boards and commissions for the City of Houston. She holds an MBA from the University of Houston-Downtown and serves on numerous boards.