“‘Are you excited for Hispanic Heritage month?’ someone asked. My overactive frontalis muscles must have engaged, because they seemed put off when I didn’t jump for joy. I went to the only other Latina in the school—the Spanish teacher—and asked, ‘Que es y como van a celebrar Hispanic Heritage Month?’ She explained that it was a month running from mid-September through October that had been designated to highlight the accomplishments of ‘Hispanics’ in the United States and that she would be throwing a fiesta. It felt insufficient, inadequate, and simplistic.” In this month’s blog post, our Director of Operations, Yalitza LaFontaine Delgado reflects on her relationship with Hispanic Heritage Month and the experiences that taught her what it actually entails. Follow along on the journey that led her to becoming an educator who centers the voices of those who have been silenced and marginalized.
Strategies for Engaging Latino Parents in Assessment Advocacy
(Education First, Unidos US, & Edge Research, 2017)
Supporting LatinX Families in Special Education Decisions
(Urtubey, L. J., ASCD, 12/1/19)
Are You Ready to Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month?
(Learning for Justice, 9/8/20)
Spanish Language Learning Resources
Con Ganas We Can
(Latinos for Education)
Who You Calling ‘Hispanic’?
(NPR: Code Switch, 9/22/21)
(As If, TikTok, 9/23/21)