This guide is a work in progress.
We recognize that there are many terms used to describe communities and identities.
In an effort to be more inclusive of all gender, sexuality, cultures, and languages as we can be, we've decided to use Latinx in this guide. We have included Hispanic in our guide as the historical term that is still used on many resources, books, and videos we're sharing.
"National Hispanic Heritage Month celebrates and recognizes the contributions Hispanic Americans have made to American society and culture and honors five of our Central American neighbors who celebrate their independence in September."
-Library of Congress webpage
"The timing is key. Hispanic Heritage Month... always starts on September 15, a historically significant day that marks the anniversary of independence of five Latin American countries: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. The designated period is also a nod to those from Mexico and Chile, which celebrate their independence on Sept. 16 and Sept. 18, respectively."
From the US Census Website - https://www.census.gov/newsroom/facts-for-features/2020/hispanic-heritage-month.html