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(lə-tē′nĕks, lä-tē′nĕks, -nəks)
1. Of, relating to, or being a member of one of the Spanish-speaking peoples of the Americas.
2. Of, relating to, or being a descendant of these peoples, especially when living in the United States.

[Latin(o) and Latin(a) + -x, ending used to replace the gender-specific endings of Latino and Latina (from the use of x as a variable or an unspecified factor, as in mathematics).]
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This innovative and timely program aims to train future social workers who desire to work with Latinx communities by developing professional skills in both Spanish and English, said Priscila Freire, PhD, Loyolas MSW program director.
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She was passionate about amplifying the voices of the growing Latinx community surrounding the school.
An African American and Latinx History of the United States
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KNOWN FOR: She is the co-creative director of the Alliance of Latinx Theater Artists (ALTA) in Chicago (where she produces its public play reading series El Semillero), a steering committee member of the Latinx Theatre Commons, and an artistic associate at Teatro Vista in Chicago.
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Sovereign Acts: Contesting Colonialism Across Indigenous Nations and Latinx America
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And in this spirit, the first single off Comatose Hope, "Til the Crying Fades," is a tribute to our community, specifically the queer Latinx victims of the Pulse shooting in Orlando.
As a queer Latinx woman trained at both Iowa and Clarion, prestigious credentials for literary and genre fiction alike, she writes from many worlds, not so much breaking down the borders between them as finding in their gaps and necessary contradictions a literary form necessary for the contemporary.