Racial Equity

Advancing all the Latinx and Latin American people to achieve racial justice.


HIP proudly embodies the richly diverse cultures that make up Latin American and people of Latin American descent in the US. Indigenous, Black and Brown communities are centered to heal relationships and to dismantle racism and other oppressive structures and systems. We lead, weaving a set of complex stories, leveraging power and privilege to co-create cultures of belonging so we can play a powerful role to fully transform the Americas towards equity.


HIP is building power using a lens of Black liberation to advance a Latinx-centered strategy that supports social justice infrastructure for Latinx and BIPOC communities and creates leadership pipelines to support multi-racial movements and democracy-building that cultivates prosperity for those most impacted by our history of structural and institutional racism.

Value Proposition

HIP is made up of a diverse Latinx and Latin American community with a transnational footprint and it represents an even more diverse tri-continental group of people. We intentionally engage with Black and Indigenous people of the Americas and provide platforms for these communities to exercise leadership in driving the narratives of who they are and the strategy for how to achieve change.
Co-creating Cultures of Belonging

We are intentionally curating spaces of belonging. All people—especially Black, Indigenous and Brown people—feel seen, heard and appreciated. People communicate in the languages they are most comfortable in, and they see their culture represented and uplifted. We continually and transparently evolve a set of values that are shared and embraced by all.

HIP is a role model in the PSO space framing the role Latinxs can play in the Movement for Black Lives, Gender Equity and in uplifting Indigenous sovereignty. We have extended networks and actively leverage relationships and resources to support movement building grassroots organizations.

Leveraging Power and Privilege in Service of Building Equity

Understanding how Latinx people have been racialized in the US and the Americas, including the on-going and complete dispossession of indigenous communities and violent targeting Latinx of African descent, HIP—as an organization and staff—are able to unapologetically challenge white supremist structures and build a pathway towards racial equity. HIP disrupts the US mainstream’s desire to seduce Latinx people into whiteness.

HIP builds powerful co-conspirator relationships with Black and Indigenous organizations in the US and in Latin America and supports democratizing philanthropy so that those who have been marginalized not only have a seat at the table, but they also have decision making power.


Stephanie Roman