October 2017

October 2017


Spanish is a gendered language. People with Latin American origin or heritage have claimed the terms Latino/Latina as a replacement for Hispanic. Latinx is a gender-inclusive term which includes Latino, Latina, and Latin@.


There are two upcoming events to celebrate Latinx Heritage Month:

Latinx Heritage Month: Remixing the American Dream

Raquel Cepeda, journalist, critic, filmmaker, autobiographer
Wednesday, October 4
7:00-8:30 p.m.

The American Dream, Cepeda argues, is a pipedream for some and a birthright for others. Challenging the absurdity of the black-white national conversation about the American dream, Cepeda offers a working and accessible revision to suit generations of Americans, like her, who have been pushed to the margins. Sponsored by the Clarke Forum and cosponsored by the Popel Shaw Center for Race and Ethnicity, the Women’s and Gender Resource Center, Division of Student Life, and the Departments of Spanish and Portuguese, English, and Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies.

Latinx Heritage Month film screening: Some Girls + Q&A with filmmaker Raquel Cepeda

Thursday, October 5
Althouse 106
6:30-8:00 p.m.

In celebration of Latinx Heritage month, we invite community members to attend a screening of the 2017 documentary Some Girls. The film chronicles the lives and experiences of a diverse group of Latinx women. After the screening, filmmaker Raquel Cepeda will participate in a Q&A session with the audience. Cosponsored by the Popel Shaw Center for Race and Ethnicity and the Women’s and Gender Resource Center.