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Latinx Heritage Month Resources

September 15, 2023 — October 15, 2023

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What is Latinx Heritage Month?

LGBTQ+ Students Celebrate Latinx Heritage

Our collaborator GLSEN and their students Soli and Cruz explain the origins and importance of Latinx Heritage Month, celebrated annually from September 15-October 15.

In honor of Latinx Heritage Month (September 15th – October 15th) please explore and 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

Latinx Intersectionality Resources

Intersectionality is a term coined by Black feminist and Columbia Law School professor, Kimberlé W. Crenshaw. Crenshaw describes intersectionality as "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."

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