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Hispanic Heritage Month 2021
Celebrate Hispanic and Latin American history and culture with VGCC by playing the Hispanic Heritage Month Puzzle. To play, click the picture or link, then follow the instructions to decipher a keyword you can use to enter a drawing for fabulous prizes! Learn something for a chance to win. What's not to love?!
Celebrating Hispanic Heritage
Who is Hispanic?
This is a complicated question, and many different people have many different answers to it. The U.S. Census uses the terms "Hispanic" and "Latino" to refer to a specific group of people; someone who identifies as Hispanic or Latino is "a person of Cuban, Mexican, Puerto Rican, South or Central American, or other Spanish culture or origin regardless of race."
Source: “About the Hispanic Population and It's Origin.” United States Census Bureau, 22 Apr. 2020, https://www.census.gov/topics/population/hispanic-origin/about.html. Accessed 9/28/2020.
The following resources discuss the terms Hispanic, Latino, Latina, and Latinx, and the often complicated discussions to define what they mean.
Article discussing the history of the terms Hispanic and Latino, and the wide diversity of people of Latin American origin or descent.
Latino or Hispanic? What's the difference?
BBC journalist Angélica Casas explains the difference between the terms "Latino" and "Hispanic" and why it matters.
Talking Labels: Latino or Hispanic
People of Latin American descent talk about the labels they use to describe themselves and what the terms mean to them.
What's the difference between Hispanic, Latino, and Spanish?
Hispanic, Latino and Spanish are often used interchangeably in describing race. But what's the right terminology? Kat Lazo lays down some wisdom.
What's the difference between Latino and Hispanic?
What's the difference between the terms 'Latino' and 'Hispanic? Most people use these words interchangeably, but there is actually a difference.
Why do we say "Latino"?
Traces the origin of the term "Latino" and the debates that still surround it as well as the term "Hispanic" and "Latinx."
When to use the terms Hispanic, Latino and Latinx
The word "Latinx" has popped up in recent years among some in the Hispanic community. One journalist explains different identifying terms in the community and how those terms are used.
Who is Hispanic?
Pew Research Center article about who is identified as Hispanic and/or Latino, statistics about the Hispanic/Latino population in the U.S. and the way these labels are defined, used, and debated.
Activities for 2021
Oct. 3, 2021-La Fiesta Del Pueblo
Enjoy an afternoon of spectacular virtual performances from local musical artists and dance groups. Presented by El Pueblo, La Fiesta Del Pueblo is Raleigh's annual celebration of Hispanic & Latino culture and heritage.
Oct. 9, 2021- Hola Charlotte Festival
This street festival and cultural celebration in downtown Charlotte features entertainers and a Latin American cultural village.
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