¡Feliz Mes de la Herencia Latinx, ShokzSquad! Happy Latinx Heritage Month! Also known as Hispanic Heritage Month and observed during the month of October in Canada, this month is a designated time for celebration, reflection, and appreciation of members of the Latinx community, their many diverse cultures, and their countless contributions to and impact on the world around us. In honor of this important time of year, we’ve rounded up a few ways to join in on the celebrations and learn how we can continue to support Latinx people year round.
#1 Educate yourself on Latinx issues and culture.
Latinx culture is one of the most diverse communities in the world and spans dozens of countries, countless regions, and several ethnicities. Each of these smaller groups within the Latinx community has its own unique social issues and culture. Before the fiesta begins, we invite you to learn more about the many people who call this community home. Learn More
#2 Support Latinx businesses.
One of the most impactful ways to help support the Latinx community is by funneling money into its economy. Next time you’re shopping for gifts, apparel, or even everyday essentials, consider spending your money at a local mercado instead of the typical big-box stores. Not sure how to start? Check out these Latinx businesses that you can shop today! Shop Here
#3 Celebrate the Latinx culture respectfully.
However you choose to celebrate this month, it’s important to do so with respect and appreciation for the Latinx culture. Going to a costume party? Skip the sombrero. Interested in trying authentic Latin foods? Avoid chain restaurants and try something local. Ready to dance the night away? Press play on this Spotify playlist featuring some of the most talented artists in Latin music. Don’t forget your Shokz headphones! Listen Now
#4 Seek out and experience Latinx content.
The creative community is a diverse blend of people from all walks of life, backgrounds, ethnicities, and ideas. Similarly, the community of Latinx creators is vast and varied, providing the perfect opportunity for you to diversify your social media feeds by following new voices and faces. Not sure who to add to your timelines? Get to know some of our favorite Latinx influencers like Omar Stanley Posadas and Ana Alarcón on our Instagram now to get started!