Latinx Heritage Month Resources
September 15, 2021 — October 15, 2021
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In honor of Latinx Heritage Month (September 15th – October 15th) please share these resources from our partners and collaborators.
Why we say Latinx:
At Teach For America we aspire to be an all-inclusive organization. This is why our community has decided to use the term Latinx. The "x" makes the word “Latino” gender-neutral and inclusive of genders outside of the male-female binary. Latinx includes people of Latin American descent of diverse cultural, national, racial, indigenous and linguistic backgrounds. Additionally it’s inclusive of individuals whose gender identities fluctuate along different points of the spectrum from agender or nonbinary to gender nonconforming, genderqueer, genderfluid, and intersex. To learn more about the origins of “Latinx,” listen to this interview from Latino USA
Events & Activities
- Watch the Hispanic Heritage Foundation's 2021 Hispanic Heritage Awards on PBS on Friday, October 8 at 8 p.m. CT.
- We Are All Human Foundation - The Hispanic Star:
- View a list of upcoming events hosted by Teach For America's Latinx partners & collaborators
Resources for Teachers
- National Hispanic Heritage Month Web Portal: Explore selected resources for teachers curated by the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and U.S. National Archives and Records Administration
- First Book: Great Ways to Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month
- Smithsonian Latino Center: Hispanic Heritage Month Resources
- GLSEN: Latinx LGBTQ Youth in U.S. Schools Resources
- White House Initiative on Advancing Educational Equity, Excellence, and Economic Opportunity for Hispanics: National Hispanic Heritage Month Resources
Resources for College Students & Young Professionals
- Latinx Scholarships & College Readiness Resources
- Latinx Alliances Partners & Collaborators Career Resources
Resources on Latinx Intersectionality
Intersectionality is a term coined by Black feminists Kimberlé W. Crenshaw J.D. LL.M.
According to Crenshaw in an interview with Columbia Law School: "Intersectionality is a lens through which you can see where power comes and collides, where it interlocks and intersects. It’s not simply that there’s a race problem here, a gender problem here, and a class or LBGTQ problem there. Many times that framework erases what happens to people who are subject to all of these things."
- Futuro Media Group: Podcast on Latinx Intersectionality
- AANHPI and Latinx Intersectionality
- Black and Latinx Intersectionality
- Disabilities and Latinx Intersectionality
- Immigrant and Latinx Intersectionality
- LGBTQ+ and Latinx Intersectionality
- Military Veteran and Latinx Intersectionality
- Native Indigenous and Latinx Intersectionality
Join the Latinx Alliances Community
It’s crucial that we continue to advance conversations about education and opportunity in the Latinx community. Learn more about the role of Latinx community in education and join the conversation on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Latinx Alliances Website.