Hispanic Heritage
Who created Hispanic Heritage Month? When and why? Does the term “Hispanic” serve its community? How does terminology impact the way folx identify?



“Who even is Hispanic?”
“Hispanic is a colonizer's term”
“It's Latino - no, Latinx - wait, I heard it was Latines now?”
“What about the Philippines?”

The Mixed Space is

Proud to Present

“Hispanic” Heritage

The Mixed Space comes humbly to this discussion with earnest questions and a desire to learn. This month, we are deepening our understanding of the complex dynamics of terminology, history, geography, nationality, ethnicity, and the diaspora at large. We are not here to tell or preach anything to anyone. We are here to share and open a conversation about Hispanic Heritage. The Mixed Space members who planned this meetup do not identify as Hispanic/Latino/Latinx. We are a community organization whose mission is to celebrate intersectionality and stimulate robust conversation. To this end, we are holding space to support community members who do identify as Hispanic/Latino/Latinx. We want to hear from you. We have been wondering how to best celebrate Hispanic Heritage while understanding where these (colonial) terms of identity came from.

Topics of


Difference between Hispanic and Latino
History of the term “Hispanic”
Inclusion or exclusion of peoples
Language vs Geography
Borders: Language doesn’t understand boundaries
American “Hispanic” Terminology


Future Meetups

The Mixed Space curates monthly meetups to facilitate robust discussions emphasizing social justice, community activism and intersectional identity at large. Sign up to receive your invitation for next month’s meetup.

    *Limited Availability
    *Complimentary Event

    We value your confidentiality and privacy. Here are some tips for you to further protect your identity when attending our recorded meetups if you would like to remain anonymous:

    1. Rename yourself on Zoom to avoid use of your real name
    2. Don’t disclose your location
    3. Turn your camera view off
    4. Use a virtual background to hide your location
    By joining our audio-video call, you (our beloved TMS member) acknowledge that you have been informed that you may be photographed, filmed, or otherwise recorded as part of the program entitled “The Mixed Space Meetup” hereafter called (the ”Production”). Further, by joining our audio-video call, you grant your irrevocable consent to The Mixed Space LLC, its successors, assigns, and licensees to include your name, likeness, photographic image, mannerisms, and voice in the Production and in any promotional materials for the Production, without demanding compensation and/or credit, and for such Production and related promotional materials to be used for any purpose whatsoever in any and all media now known or hereafter devised throughout the universe in perpetuity.
    What is The Mixed Space?
    TMS is a community organization celebrating intersectional identities by hosting monthly meetups that navigate conversations on ​​identity, culture, and civic engagement. We create safe spaces for people to listen and learn with each other; to witness and validate the totality of an individual's experience of the world.

    Instagram Feed