Amplify Additional Resources
As we work to Amplify the voices of the undeserved and overlooked communities this is a place for continued discussion. Resources that further the discussion and showcase the need for change. Continue the conversation here.
The Graduates / Los Graduados explores pressing issues in education today through the eyes of six Latino and Latina students from across the United States. More than a survey of contemporary policy debates, the bilingual, two-part film offers first-hand perspectives on key challenges facing Latino high school students and their families, educators, and community leaders. It is the story of the graduates who will make up America’s future.
What Latinx means and its importance to the LGBTQ+ community
Sept. 15 marked the beginning of Hispanic and Latinx Heritage Month, a celebration of Hispanic and Latinx culture, impact and history.
Identity and terminology is important and distinct in the Hispanic and Latinx community. Specifically, the origin of Latinx is rooted in inclusivity and support of LGBTQ+ individuals. The term Latinx, added to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, is said to have been coined for people of Latin American descent who do not identify as men or women. It is pronounced (luh-TEE-neks), according to the Merriam-Webster dictionary.
Hispanic Heritage Month Spotlight: Millions of Voices, One People
An estimated 60 million Americans identify as Hispanic and/or Latinx. It must be noted that no one term can perfectly describe all the people of Latin American and Spanish-speaking descent, so when we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month we honor the contributions and accomplishments of brilliant humans with lineage from a vast geography. Among the millions we recognize are people who take pride in being descendants of over 20 different nations and people who proudly identify as Tejano, Mestizo, Afro-Latino, Hispanic, Taíno, Chicano, Nuyorican, Latinx, Indigenous, Isleños and so many more empowering labels.
‘Puro cash’: Latinos are opening more small businesses than anyone else in the US
SALINAS, Calif. – On the weekends, food truck owner Orlando Osornio, 30, and his wife, Denise, sell mile-high tortas, filled with California fusion-inspired ingredients: hot Cheetos, bacon, mango-habanero sauce, or pineapple. Some come for the birria torta, or the chicken-bacon-alfredo torta.
A line of customers winds its way around the side of his tent as meat sizzles on the grills. On the other side of the mesh, Osornio and his crew pack and stack toasted buns as fast as they can.