‘Hyphenated American’ talk opens campus series
“Latino or Hispanic, Black or African-American, Asian or Pacific Islander, Native-American or Indian American…” Do these labels truly describe who people are? The American Intercultural Center hosted the first of six fall-semester panel discussions on Tuesday (Sept. 22) to open dialogue about the meaning behind these descriptors and how they shape our thoughts and identities.
Prof. Andrew Austin, Social Change and Development, facilitated the program “Hyphenated American: Ethnic Labels vs. True Identity” in the Christie Theatre. Serving as panelists were members of the campus community: Jennica Fulwilder, Alex Berrios, Leah Stroobants, Pao Vue, Juliet Cole, Hung Nguyen and Cedric Mbida.
Mark your calendar for the next discussion, “What does it mean to be a Latina?” at 1 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 1 in the Christie Theatre.
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