Symposium focuses on Latinos in the United States
Posted April 8, 2010; 11:21 a.m.
A symposium to initiate discussion about the state of the Latino community in America will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 10, at the Friend Center on the Princeton University campus. The event is free and open to the public, but advance registration is required.
The event, titled "Voz Latina- Paso Adelante: Latinos in the 21st Century," will feature talks on a range of issues facing the Latino community, as well as distinguished speakers, graduate student presentations, scholars and national leaders. Princeton University Graduate School's Office of Academic Affairs and Diversity is sponsoring the event in partnership with the Latino Graduate Student Association.
"This symposium provides a unique forum to interrogate, engage and explore the state of Latinos in the United States. Given the exceptional caliber of the speakers and presenters, this event is poised to make an invaluable contribution to Princeton's rich intellectual legacy," said Karen Jackson-Weaver, associate dean of academic affairs and diversity in the Graduate School. "We are thrilled that this symposium will provide an opportunity to gain a clearer understanding and appreciation of the rich contributions Latinos have consistently made to American society."
Speakers at the symposium will include: Gabriela Lemus, senior advisor and director of the Office of Public Engagement, U.S. Department of Labor; César Ayala, professor of sociology at the University of California, Los Angeles; Alfonso Gonzales, assistant professor/ faculty fellow of social and cultural analysis at New York University; Carola Suárez-Orozco, professor of applied psychology at New York University's Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development, co-director of Immigration Studies at New York University and a member of the Institute for Advanced Study, 2009-2010; and Marcelo Suárez-Orozco, the Courtney Sale Ross University Professor of Globalization and Education at New York University's Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development, co-director of Immigration Studies at New York University and a member of the Institute for Advanced Study, 2009-2010.
Lectures, panels and student presentations will take place at the Friend Center in rooms 4, 6, 8, 101, 108 and 109. Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided for registered attendees. To register, please visit the Voz Latina event website.
For more information about the symposium and other Graduate School events, please visit the Graduate School's website.
Members of the news media who wish to attend the event must e-mail Jessica Brown by noon Friday, April 9.