Virtual Panel Discussion: Living Language and Identity
How do we talk about ourselves? Do we prefer to identify ourselves according to our country of origin or heritage, or use commonly accepted terms like: Hispanic, Chicana/o, Latino/a, or Latinx? No matter which term is used, people are rarely in full agreement. It’s an emotionally charged topic and there are important usage variations depending on factors such as region, language, generation, and political inclination.
José Higuera López, Director of The Mexican Studies Institute at the City University of New York, Lehman College, will moderate a panel with Professor Gabriela Baeza Ventura, Associate Professor of Spanish at University of Houston, Professor Larry La Fountain-Stokes, Professor of Spanish and Women’s and Gender Studies at University of Michigan, and Yuneikys (Yuni) Villalonga, Chief Curator at the Coral Gables Museum, to help us understand the origins and meanings of these terms and the complex ways in which they are used.
This program, offered in English and Spanish with simultaneous interpretation, is in conjunction with Border Cantos | Sonic Border: Richard Misrach | Guillermo Galindo, which is on view at the HRM through May 9, 2021.
Support provided by Art Bridges. This program was developed in collaboration with The Mexican Studies Institute at the City University of New York, Lehman College, and the Lehman College Art Gallery.