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This guide includes the following topics: Latinx Heritage Month, Banned Books Week, and Climate Preparation Week.


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"In the US, the terms "Hispanic" and "Latino" are often used to refer to people of Spanish-speaking or Latin American origin.

Though they're often used interchangeably, "Hispanic" refers only to people from Spanish-speaking countries, which includes Latin America and Spain. "Latino" refers to people with roots in Latin America, which includes Portuguese-speaking Brazilians, but excludes Spain.

Those two terms describe a very broad group of people, and don't always align with the ways that those populations identify themselves."

What is Latinx?

"It's unclear where and when exactly the term "Latinx" came about, but activists and academics have largely adopted it to be more inclusive of Hispanics and Latinos who don't fit into the male/female gender binary.

The term replaces the "o" in "Latino" or the "a" in "Latina" with an "x" to make it gender-neutral. But in doing so, its critics say, English speakers are imposing a term on the Hispanic and Latino population that doesn't make sense for them."

- CNN, Why people are split on using 'Latinx'

Unmaking “Hispanic”: Teaching the Creation of Hispanic Identity by Stef Bernal-Martinez (Learning for Justice)

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Tuesday, September 13, 2022 | 5 – 6 PM EDT

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