"Wow, your English is really good!" Or is it, "You're Latino, why don't you speak Spanish"?
"When did you move to the United States?" Or maybe, "You're not Hispanic, you're from New York".
Are we Latino, Hispanic, Spanish… American?
At some point in our lives, we've all felt it. The culture shock of leaving our homes and having to decide who we are. The food we eat, the language we speak, what we call ourselves and what it all says about us. And for children growing up in today's society, there is an even greater pressure to develop their identity at a young age.
Join Latino Bigs as we bring together perspectives from education, marketing, social activism and more in an interactive conversation focused on how we came to our own identities, and why it's important to support the next generation as they struggle with theirs.
Panelists: Paul Pabon (Moderator, Latino Bigs Co-Chair), Mayerlin Fattibene (ALPFA VP of Strategic Partnership), Diana Noriega (Education Director, BBBS of NYC), Bryan Perez (St. John’s undergraduate & former Little Brother), Jesus Gonzalez (Political Affairs Director & Community Organizer)
Twitter: @bbbsnyc #lbidentity
6:30PM: Doors Open (food from Sophie’s, some home-cooked dishes and beer & wine will be served)
7:00PM: Program Begins
8:00PM: Open Forum
8:30PM: Closing & Networking
- The event description was updated. Diff 2014-10-15 21:11:48