The Latino Male Experience

Social Justice Forum: The Latino Male Experience 

Latino Male Experience forumOn Thursday, October 21, 2021 we kicked off our Fall Social Justice Forums with The Latino Male Experience. The forum focused on the real-lived experiences of Latino men that identify as Bristol CC faculty, Staff, Students, & Alumni. Taking a roundtable approach, the panelists were able to lead the conversation on a variety of topics ranging from education to everyday life and share powerful personal stories about their thoughts on the education system and their personal journeys within it. Below are a few powerful quotes said by panelists during the discussion: 

“I lived in two worlds, at school in the American world and at home the Spanish world.” 
-Carlos Avila 

“I couldn’t understand anything, and it was hard for me.” 
-Luis Rosario Rivera  

“I see students as a group, but I also see them as individuals…. This is the heart of teaching.” 
-Dr. Alejandro Latinez

Moderator, Rob Delaleu, Director of Multicultural Affairs and Melissa Rogers, Student Activity Officer, Multicultural Affairs, gave additional context to the conversation by presenting data on educational inequities that exist for Latino male students through K-12 and beyond. 

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