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Virtual Displays: September/October 2023 - Latinx Heritage Month

Latinx Heritage Month 2023

National Latinx/ Hispanic Heritage Month celebrates the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America.  It runs September 15 to October 15, which may seem a bit odd.  However, September 15 is significant because it is the anniversary of independence for Latin American countries Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. In addition, Mexico and Chile celebrate their independence days on September 16 and September18, respectively. (source)

Why are we using Latinx instead of Hispanic or Latino?  Latinx covers a wider swath of identities including non-binary and gender non-conforming individuals.  “Latinx” also brings to light indigenous, Brazilian and other non-Spanish speaking people in this celebration. Find out more about this at the Human Rights Campaign site. (source)

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Understanding Hispanic Heritage

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