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

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Monthly Meetup


September 05

4 - 6 PM, EST


    *Limited Availability
    *Complimentary Event