Dear KIPP Chicago Team and Family,
Happy Latinx Heritage Month! KIPP Chicago is proud to celebrate the rich histories, cultures and contributions of Latinx staff, students, alumni and community partners with roots from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, Central and South America who continuously fight for and work towards progress for Latinx communities. Latinx Heritage Month is a commemoration from September 15th to October 15th that is intrinsically linked to the independence anniversaries of several Latin American nations (Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Belize, Brazil, Mexico and Chile) and uplifts a cultural legacy deeply-rooted in rich traditions.
KIPP Chicago has adopted the term “Latinx” to represent the identities of non-binary, gender non-conforming and gender-expansive people. “Latinx” also centers the lives of indigenous, Brazilian and other non-Spanish speaking people in this celebration.
Today, with support from teams across our entire region, we will honor Latinx Heritage Month by launching our first cross-functional digital media campaign. See below for all of the ways we can celebrate in community together, on our social platforms as well as in our virtual classrooms.