The second annual Summit of Ohio Latinx was held at Ohio Wesleyan April 21-22 to provide a space for Latinx students and allies from different campuses to get together to discuss academic, social, economic, educational, and political topics concerning the Latinx population. (Latinx, pronounced lah-TEEN-ex, is the genderneutral term used in lieu of Latino or Latina.)

This year’s summit was headlined by Sonia Manzano (below), of the TV program Sesame Street, who discussed her new book, Becoming Maria: Love and Chaos in the South Bronx, and the struggles she faced coming from a poor Puerto Rican family. Angel Colon, who survived the 2016 shooting at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Fla., also spoke about embracing diversity and facing the challenges of prejudice. CNN visited campus to film Colon for a special on the aftermath of the shooting.

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