On June 20th, 2020 Quebec’s National Assembly declared the month of October Hispanic Heritage Month. This coincides with Canada’s Latin American Heritage Month Act, which was sanctioned by Parliament in 2019. Both acts recognize the many contributions of both Hispanic and Latin American individuals to the social, economic and political development of the province and the country.
This year's theme is "Visions of Latinidad: How they see us and who we are." This exhibition explores perceptions of Latinx identity from outside and inside the community. It examines the construction of Latinx identity through the North American gaze and its contrast with the real experiences of Latinx individuals.
Check out the exhibition case on the main floor of Redpath Library to see the display in person!