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La Marcha de los Desvalidos by Tony Ortega

Artwork "La Marcha de los Desvalidos" by Tony Ortega, Screen print / Serigraph / Silkscreen

La Marcha de los Desvalidos, by Tony Ortega, 2010 Screen print / Serigraph / Silkscreen, 16.5 x 20.5 in

What is Latinx?

In this guide, we will be using the term Latinx, rather than Latina/o or Hispanic. These terms are complicated and used differently by different people. 

Latinx (noun):  A person of Latin American origin or descent (used as a gender-neutral or non-binary alternative to Latino or Latina)

Latino (noun):  (in North America) a person of Latin American origin or descent, especially a man or boy.

Hispanic (adj):  Relating to Spain or to Spanish-speaking countries, especially those of Central and South America.

Definitions from the Oxford English Dictionary - Holman Library Reference Collection, call number 423 O977

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