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Middle School Library: September/October - National Hispanic Heritage

Hispanic Heritage Resources in the MS Library

Videos Related to Hispanic Heritage

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Hispanic Heritage Month- Quotes

“I do not identify as Hispanic since it was created by the US government and the community itself did not create the term. Rather, I identify as Latina, which I know is still debated by many. However, identifying as Latina connects me to other US-born Latinas and Latin American women and encompasses my identities as a Peruana-Mexicana. There are plenty of organizations that choose to name their events Latinx/Latino Heritage Month, regardless of HHM being the national identifier.” -Diosa Femme, co-creator & co-producer of Locatora Radio

“The term Hispanic is limiting to me. Not to say Latino/a/x doesn’t have it’s own limitations, but Hispanic – a person from Spain – does not identify me, una negra, a Garifuna-American via Honduras. Hispanic is not it.” –Janel Martinez, Ain’t I Latina? creator and journalist

“Often, we see the same narratives being told by mainstream media but it’s exciting to see Latinx-owned publications and media shine light on the nuances of our lived-experiences.” -Diosa Femme, co-creator & co-producer of Locatora Radio

“It’s good for us all to know our history, especially that of our ancestors’ resistance. We have to share it with each other, because nobody else will. In some parts of the United States, it’s somewhat dangerous to do so. But perhaps we ditch the month and commit to keeping each other educated year round.” –Suzy Exposito, assistant music editor at Rolling Stone

Source: Remezcla