Why the term “Latinx”?

The Latinx Education Collaborative leads from a place of inclusivity and a commitment to equity and social justice. The “X” is powerful. We see the “X” as a symbol of the intersection point of all of our Latin American communities, backgrounds, and identities. It creates space for those that are often marginalized within our own community.

We acknowledge that the term Latinx isn’t one that everyone likes or wants to use. And that’s ok. We understand that there may never be a term that fully describes and captures the beautiful vastness of our community. However, we welcome ALL of our community to join us in elevating the voices of and supporting Latinx educators. Latinx students deserve to see themselves represented and reflected in the teachers that serve them.

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