Wednesday, September 23, 2020 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
via Zoom, Meeting ID: 952 8890 7917
Professor Brett Hendrickson

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 this session, 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." 

Sponsored by: 
Office of Intercultural Development