We are excited to have Paola Ramos and Rebecca Castillo lead this conversation covering the themes presented in Paola's book published in 2020, Finding Latinx: In Search of the Voices Redefining Latino Identity. Young Latinos across the United States are redefining their identities, pushing boundaries, and awakening politically in powerful and surprising ways. Many of them—Afrolatino, indigenous, Muslim, queer and undocumented, living in large cities and small towns—are voices that have been chronically overlooked in how the diverse population of almost sixty million Latinos in the U.S. has been represented. No longer. Please join us in this conversation which will be followed by a q & a. You can submit questions in advance when you register.
Paola Ramos is an author, Emmy-Award winning journalist, and Latinx advocate. Ramos is a host and correspondent for VICE News as well as a contributor for Telemundo News and MSNBC. Ramos was the former Deputy Director of Hispanic Media for Hillary Clinton’s 2016 Presidential Campaign, a political appointee during the Obama Administration and also served in President Obama’s 2012 re-election campaign. She is the author of Finding Latin-X: In Search of the Voices redefining Latino Identity published by Penguin Random House in October 2020 and a current Hauser Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School. Ramos received her B.A. from Barnard College, Columbia University and her MPP from Harvard University’s Kennedy School.
Rebecca Castillo is a storyteller who prefers the visual medium. She is a freelance photographer and assistant director of Columbia Scholastic Press Association, an organization educating middle and high school and undergraduate student journalists through events, award programs, and curriculum development. Castillo co-edited and produced the award-winning book, Magazine Fundamentals, and her photography has been published by TIME magazine and The New York Times Foundation. She remains involved with her alma mater as the adviser to the Columbia Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists and served on the Columbia Journalism School Alumni Board as well as past chair of Columbia College Women. She currently serves on Columbia's Alumna Leadership Group known as She Opened The Door. Castillo is a founding member and past president of the Latino Alumni Association at Columbia University [LAACU]
We thank LAACU and She Opened The Door for co-sponsoring this event with us!