Referring to a group of people based on their ethnic heritage can be difficult. What terms or labels are accurate and acceptable? How and why do these words evolve in response to new contexts and understandings? When do terms slip so out of favor that they become incorrect, or even derogatory?

In today‚Äôs session at noon, Prof. Brett Hendrickson will facilitate a discussion about several ethnic signifiers used to describe people who trace their ancestry to Latin America and the Spanish-speaking Caribbean. Participants will learn about the pros and cons of several words, including “Hispanic,” “Chicano,” “Boricua,” “Latino/a,” “Latinx,” and “Latine.” Zoom Meeting ID: 952 8890 7917.

The event is sponsored by the Office of Intercultural Development, Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program, and Religious Studies Department.

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