Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Event: Looking like a Language, Sounding like a Race

A lot of Latinos sometimes have identity issues. Only because they are of mixed Latino races and sometimes even have cultural differences in the U.S. The people we surround ourselves also influence what we do, how we talk, what we eat and more. Well tomorrow at the University of Pennsylvania, Jonathan Rosa PhD will discuss ways that forms of language and race become linked to the creation of U.S. Latino(a) identities. Talk about a deep discussion right?

Someone on Facebook posted the other day, "No, I'm not Spanish. Are you English?" Probably something that pops up in our head from time to time. Spanish is either a language or being born in (or have ancestry from) Spain. But sometimes society turns us into Latinos, Hispanics and/or Spanish. Being first generation Latinos gives us many advantages as well as disadvantages. Hopefully the discussion tomorrow will bring up great topics and insight into why we are the way we are.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012
6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
UPENN, Terrace Room, Cohen Hall (249 S. 36th Street)
Refreshments will be served
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