What am I, Latino or Hispanic?
Date(s) - Wednesday, November 28, 2012
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Presented by: UIC Latino Cultural Center and the National Public Housing Museum
Join the Latino Cultural Center and the National Public Housing Museum in a panel discussion about the meanings, misperceptions, and implications of the ethnic labels Hispanic and Latino. We will watch a short documentary about these identity labels and follow with a discussion to explore questions such as:
- What significance do these labels have for individuals and communities who fall under umbrella terms such as Hispanic or Latino?
- How do these labels affect the meaning of citizenship and the struggle for social and cultural inclusion in the U.S.?
- Atanacio “Nacho” Gonzales, Community Development Consultant
- Jennifer Juarez, Latin American Recruitment and Educational Services (LARES)
- Mario Lucero, Latin American and Latino Studies (LALS) graduate student
- Moises Villada, Gender and Sexuality Center
- Rosa Cabrera, Latino Cultural Center
- Lorena Garcia, Sociology
This event is part of the National Public Housing Museum’s “Profiles in Color: Race, Place & Identity” series.
If you require any accommodations please contact us at least three days before the event.
Name: Mario Lucero
UIC Latin American and Latino Studies Program, Ford Foundation, The Boeing Company, and student organization HACE
UIC Latino Cultural Center