As a part of our commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice, we’ll be recognizing observances and holidays that center the voices and experiences of historically excluded peoples in the United States. As an educational organization, we want to lift up the words of others who share our commitment to learning, and amplify Chicana/o/x, Latina/o/x, and Hispanic voices.
Learn about the history of Hispanic Heritage Month: The Library of Congress provides resources and describes the history of Hispanic Heritage Month; NPR’s Code Switch podcast explores the category and identity of “Hispanic” as it is used in the U.S.
Recognize Hispanic Heritage Month in your school and community: Access resources and lesson plans for Hispanic Heritage Month at the Anti-Defamation League.
We encourage you to seek out the many Latinx voices speaking and writing about Hispanic Heritage Month.
One voice: In “La Descolonización de los Idiomas Colonizados”, One Schoolhouse teacher Amanda Rosas describes why she teaches “the brute truths and realities of colonization”: because “we are learning to believe that from conquest blossoms the word resilience, not erasure.”
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