The Latinx Connect conference (October 14-16) aims to move us beyond “celebrating” Latinxs, instead calling for empowerment and justice for the Latinx community, which faces numerous disparities in U.S. society, particularly those at the intersections of Latinx identity (e.g., Afro-Latinxs, Indigenous Latinxs, queer and Trans* Latinxs, undocumented Latinxs).
As the largest pan-ethnic group in the United States, Latinxs are extremely diverse by race, language, immigration, and experiences along the diaspora, which creates opportunity for dialogue. The Latinx Connect conference will provide a virtual space to learn with each other.
The 3-day virtual conference, free and open to all, will bring together students, educators, community leaders, political advocates, and others to dialogue about Latinx identities, cultures, and contemporary issues. Participants will discuss what it means to be Latinx/a/o/e/Hispanic in relation to intersectional identities, education, immigration, public health, arts & culture, history, and other topical areas.
The conference will also serve as a culminating experience for Latinx & Hispanic Heritage Month, recognized annually from September 15 - October 15 to acknowledge the history, culture, and contributions of Americans who identify as Hispanic/Latinx.
Latinx Connect is organized and sponsored by a grassroots transdisciplinary and cross-institutional group of educators and community leaders based in Pittsburgh.
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Latinx Artifact Showcase
In conjunction with the LatinxConnect Conference: Elevating Latinx Identities & Contemporary Issues, the University of Pittsburgh’s Hispanic Latino Professional Association, Office for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, and the Center for Creativity present the Latinx Artifact Showcase. We invite everyone of Latinx and Hispanic heritage as well as any friends, family, and allies to submit personally meaningful artifacts, such as visual art, writing, music, and personal stories, representative of their racial, ethnic, and cultural identity for display on the showcase and University social media channels. The submission deadline is October 15, 2021.
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