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Latinx Heritage Month

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Latinx Heritage Month (celebrated September 15- October 15), or Hispanic Heritage month (official government designation) recognizes and honors the enduring contributions and importance of Latinx Americans to the U.S. and celebrates the many heritages and cultures of Americans from or with ancestors from Mexico, the Caribbean, Spain, Central, and South America. W&M honors the culturally preferred and more appropriate term of Latinx Heritage Month. The term “Latinx” was adopted to represent non-binary, gender non-conforming, and gender-expansive people. “Latinx” also centers the lives of indigenous, Brazilian, and other non-Spanish speaking people in this celebration.